Curating Boston’s Creative Community #FollowingBoston
The definition of what it means to be a “photographer” has dramatically changed over the past few years. It’s no longer reserved for those who just shoot film, or receive a paycheck to do so. Social media was largely responsible for this shift in how people view the medium and photographers.
Once Instagram was solidified as a social media giant, it became a running joke that its users were actual “photographers.” The term “social photographer” grew from this skepticism, and used to identify those who were incredibly talented and possessed the ability to tell stories with their images. This was the major catalyst for Producer Michael Kalish, in creating the “Following Boston” documentary film series that launched summer 2015, and is now live in 10 US cities with more to come…
Leveraging Instagram as the pulse and distribution channel for the series, @FollowingBoston has become the hottest hub in Boston with 25k organic followers, and more than 250k images tagged by the community looking to have their photos featured… or perhaps to be selected to host an upcoming episode.
Michael Kalish (Creator/Producer), Kenton Van Natten (Editor), Phearee Sak, Bob Canto, Rafael Avcioglu, Juan Murray, Maximo Rincon, Whitney Otte (Staff Photographers) Douglas Gordon, Grace Deacon, Alex Enman, Skoty Rea (Cinematographers), Jonathan Ulman & The Arcitype (Music), Oscar Alvarez, Jason & Sally Cooper, Chris Rocco, Debbie Poutsiaka, Neha Singh, Jacob Solkoff, Lauren Solkoff, Nicole Schiarizzi, Kristi Perry, Hailey Carlson, Heather Wahlers, Tim Kennedy, Alan Evans, Susan Flaherty, David Rey, Brian & Laura Epstein, Jason Benjamin, William & Joanna Mann, Amber Namery, Mark Elzey, Saili Kline, Joy Clark, Curtis Reid, Danyson “Dee” Tavares, Kiana Gibson, Kathryn Reiley, Matthew Collamer, Eran Shaysh, Jules Lesinski, Andrea Fanelli, Akshay Kokil, Sam Swan, Connor Hennessy, Casin Ward, Jordan Taylor, Erin DeFuria, Greg & Lisa DuBois, Marvin Sandoval, Alan & Marilyn Kalish, Bell Biv DeVoe, Nikki Sixx, Kevin O’Leary and Nancy Cheung (Support)
4/4 Happy Place Boston
5/11 #FollowingStudioAllston (*w/special guests)
5/24-26 #FollowingBostonCalling (*5/25 Afterparty @ Studio Allston Hotel)
7/15 Anniversary Event - TBA
Stay tuned for more…
Boston Calling Music Festival
Boston Music Awards
Boston Red Sox
Digital Silver Imaging
Encore Apparel Co.
Film Meets Digital
Girl Magic Meets
Kimpton Onyx Hotel
Leica Store Boston
Photo Shoot for a Cure
Studio Allston Hotel