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Capturing New York’s Iconic Flatiron Building with @kat_in_nyc

To view more photos and videos of the Flatiron Building, explore the Flatiron Building location page and follow @kat_in_nyc.

The Flatiron Building in Manhattan has been a favorite subject for photographers since its construction in 1902. Native New Yorkers and visiting Instagrammers alike flock to the building to shoot its iconic wedge-shape. New York photographer Kat Irlin (@kat_in_nyc) has a passion for photographing the Flatiron. “It is photogenic in any weather but looks best in cloudy weather and during sunset. I think it’s a must-see for anyone visiting NYC,” she says.

To get a great shot of the Flatiron, Kat offers a few tips: “You’ll need to cross the intersection right in front of the Flatiron to get far enough away to capture it in its full beauty. I try to look for interesting ‘accents’ around it—there are usually pretty flowers, fixtures and even puddles for #puddlegrams around the building depending on the season. There is a very pretty park across the street, and the Flatiron looks stunning when peeking through the trees. Lastly, to get a minimalist shot, aim at the very top of the building and have the sky take up most of the space.”

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Local Lens: Finding Peace in Tokyo with @hirozzzz

In this series, local Instagrammers show you their favorite places to shoot around where they live. To explore more of Tokyo, follow @hirozzzz on Instagram.

Tokyo Instagrammer Hiroaki Fukuda (@hirozzzz) is one of the many who have fallen in love with the dense crowds that populate the Tokyo cityscape. From the industrial areas of the Tokyo Bay to Tokyo Tower standing in the heart of the city, Tokyo’s dynamic scenery is one-of-a-kind. For Hiroaki, the beautiful constructions found all over the city fuel his creativity on Instagram.

Hiroaki likes to capture places like the tranquil Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and the scenic route of the Yurikamome train line that rides along the Tokyo bay. “I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of what Tokyo would feel like if it was emptier,” he says. “Whether it is an empty train, a passageway, an empty bench in a park or a street in a busy district, I feel like I’m always striving to create a sense of calm in what I know to be one of the most densely populated regions in the world.”

Other locations Hiroaki enjoys shooting are the narrow alleys found in the vibrant districts of Shibuya and Shinjuku, the architecture in Omotesando and Ginza and the chaos of the Tsukiji Fish Market. Even among the hustle and bustle of these places, Hiroaki finds and captures a moment of peace.