The WHP series feature designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram's team. This July's projects included #WHPmultiply, #WHPISpyEmojis and #WHPmood.
With their #WHPmultiply theme, Instagram urged enthusiasts to keep their eyes peeled for repeating patterns and create images that show duplicates of different people, places or things. Hollywood-based photographer Jonathan Goldman met this challenge with a shower of hats; Andrew Kuttler — with a triplet of pastel-colored houses in San Francisco, California; Victor Cheng — with a drone's-eye view of the colorful levels of a Hong Kong elementary school; and Boy Hardy — with the game of light and shadow.
The goal of another challenge was to "spy emojis" — catch smileys and symbols hiding in plain sight. In the photos of Dani de los Muros, his pup Bruma adopted the personas of three wise monkeys, embodying the proverbial principle "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."
Art director Helga Stentzel captured a goggle-eyed smiley in her washing machine, while architect Aida Rivero Díaz found her favorite emoji (not a regular one) in a construction site in Barcelona, Spain.
“When I saw my husband’s yellow T-shirt topped with Misha’s black-and-white socks in my laundry bin this morning, I immediately knew I had to do an emoji,” says art director Helga Stentzel (@made_by_helga). 🙂 Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPISpyEmojis. Video by @made_by_helga
As an architect, “I’m always looking for simple, minimal structures,” says Aida Rivero Díaz (@candyperfumeworld). “The fact that this is not a regular emoji made it harder to find!” Ⓜ️ Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend's hashtag project, #WHPISpyEmojis. Photo by @candyperfumeworld
With their #WHPmood theme, Instagram's team saluted several creative works, including underwater photography by Tessie Wallace, a smoky street of the Cuban capital by Jonathon Collins and a vibrant picnic by Vienna-based photographer Irina.
While learning underwater photography, Tessie Wallace (@tessiewallace) captured a moment of quiet sibling bonding between her two nephews. “I was really just trying to capture them in the light because it was so amazing — you could see that they are identical twins,” says Tessie. “These boys love my son like he’s their little brother. This bond only gets stronger over time. It’s amazing to see, especially since my son is an only child. He never feels alone.” #WHPmood Photo by @tessiewallace
“Photography has helped me pinpoint my exact emotions as I too experience it,” says Jonathon Collins (@easternsuns), an environmental scientist and photographer from Australia. This #WHPmood submission, from the streets of Havana, makes him feel reflective: “When I look at it now, I’m reminded of a city with beautiful moments to capture, and an infinite number of stories to tell.” Photo by @easternsuns
The photo-sharing platform also runs #WeeklyFluff, presenting awesome animals to the world. This month's cuddly features include Birch, a Goldendoodle that is sometimes described by his human as "part bunny." "When he's not leaping down a grassy hill, Birch can be found chasing his ball at the beach or going for romps with his doodle friends," says the description.
Hello, world! Today’s #WeeklyFluff is bounding in from Oakland, California. Meet Birch (@thatdoodbirch), a goldendoodle that is sometimes described by his human as part bunny. When he’s not leaping down a grassy hill, Birch can be found chasing his ball at the beach or going for romps with his doodle friends. Follow @thatdoodbirch to tag along on his adventures.
Another furball that has won the Instagram team's attention is this cute seal-point Himalayan cat from Japan that can often be seen soaking in the tub, dressing up and munching on treats together with his brother.
Meet two more stars of Instagram's #WeeklyFluff: Bacalao, a shy, intelligent and loving Spanish Greyhound, captured in this picture along with some other dogs relaxing on a couch, and Kingston, a tender Pit Bull sharing a kiss with another pooch.
Hello, world! It’s time to meet today’s #WeeklyFluff: Bacalao (@yogalgo), a shy, intelligent and loving Galgo Español, or Spanish greyhound. She’s the star of a documentary film called “Yo Galgo,” made by her human Yeray López, which raises awareness about the overbreeding of this type of dog for racing and hunting. Follow @yogalgo to see what Bacalao — and her adopted sister and couch mate, Tzatziki — are up to. Discover more stories from the Spanish-speaking community on @instagrames. Photo by @yogalgo
Hello, world! Here’s a special edition #WeeklyFluff coming at you for #internationalkissingday: Kingston (@hellokingston) the pup riding in his human’s dog-mobile. No matter where they’re going, Kingston and his friends always make time for a few kisses. Follow along with @hellokingston to see where he’s headed next. 🐶 😘