These days, it seems creative, colorful art walls are everywhere… in restaurants, on the side of buildings and, of course, all over social media. There’s just something about a beautifully designed wall that inspires us to pull out our phones, strike a pose and share the scene.
Looking to get in on the trend? Boost your art wall profile pics with these 5 simple tips, featuring photos from some of Kimpton’s most popular walls.
1. Don’t be shy, interact!
When it comes to art walls, the best photos show spirit and personality. Have a little fun with your chosen background. Don’t be afraid to jump, shimmy and bring out your playful side to find a movement or pose that complements the wall behind you.
2. Stand back
Let’s be honest… the backdrop is as big of a focal point as the subjects. Ask your friend (or friendly stranger) to stand back a bit to give a large art installation some room to shine.
A little planning goes a long way to add some artistic flair into your art wall photos. Dress to complement the scene, drawing on the theme of the background into your outfit for a perfectly paired photo op and don’t forget to accessorize!
4. Be mod in monochromatic
If art-designing photos in advance seems like too much work, simply dress in all dark (or all light) colors to pop against a colorful background. This is also the number one tip to keep in your back pocket on days you embark on a photo safari, but with no particular destination or mural in mind.
5. Go wild
Equal parts adorable and unexpected, sometimes a furry friend is all that’s needed to take a photo to the next level. Throw in a well-designed art wall as backdrop, and you’ve got social media gold.
— Chris Ricchiuti-Dubin