Instagram lets us travel the world virtually, squeal over adorable dogs, and drool over gorgeous brunch spreads. Every once in a while, we also find accounts that let us in on the crazy imaginations of others.
One such account: Ramzy Masri’s rainbow-filled feed. A senior Designer at Nickelodeon, Masri transforms some super-recognizable landmarks into colorful pieces. Sights like the Empire State Building in NYC and the Broad Museum in LA become eye-catching pieces completely transformed by Masri’s use of color.
Masri takes inspiration from the city, re-imagining buildings in a kaleidoscope of color while on his daily commute. Once he settles on a subject — from recognizable landmarks to stairways to floors — he takes a photograph and adds color with a digital tablet. For one particular piece, he digitally hand-colored ~every~ tile of a New York cafe floor.
After Masri completes the process and uploads his photo, he offers NYC visitors and dwellers a different way of seeing the city. With more than 12,000 followers on Instagram, he’s sharing the idea that you can always see familiar sights through a different perspective.
While at first glance the pieces might seem like they’re just about fun colors, he still stays close to his original intention with this project. He’s taking on an important stance with each brightly-colored, dazzling photo.