#fourpartpoems with @emolabs
For more photos from Tony’s life and poetry, follow @emolabs on Instagram.
For Texas Instagrammer Tony Ciampa (@emolabs), Instagram serves as a place where images and creative writing come together as a form of self-expression.
After moving to Texas from his native Boston, Massachusetts, Tony took to Instagram to make friends and build a community of his own—and his photos reflect their adventures together. It wasn’t until later when his experiments in poetry began.
"It was a Saturday night, and a girl I was having a fling with wasn’t texting me back, so I was just sitting out on a hill that overlooks the skyline drinking a beer. It felt like this quintessential moment in the life of a young adult, so I wrote down what was in my head, took a photo and posted it," Tony explains. "It was the first poem I’d written since high school, so it was really cool for me to see people respond positively to it." With that post, Tony’s #fourpartpoems series was born, and he’s posted a poem every day since.
As for his aesthetic, handwritten poems photographed in front of sweeping landscapes, Tony cites another artist on Instagram for the initial inspiration. “I follow @lidiagulyas on Instagram, and the photo style comes from her. She does a lot of hand lettering and in one of her photos from a few months ago she had written the phrase ‘I want you’ in a notebook and held it out in front of an out of focus cityscape. It was so moody and really stuck with me.”
Tony writes all of the poems himself, first pouring out his emotions from the day through free writing, then distilling out his rhymes from there. “In my mind,” he says “that keeps the emotion as authentic as possible.” He then embellishes them with line drawings and sets up his photo before dusk, his self-imposed deadline for posting his work.
Easy dirndle skirt from Gertie’s book I made today.
Let me just be straight up and say that this is the tightest shit my ears have ever had the pleasure to experience.
More mash ups: music tag
IM ALL ABOUT IT
I WANT TO DANCE SOMEBODY LET’S DANCE TO THE THING
It’s just a stupid sword,” she said, aloud this time… but it wasn’t. [insp]
Bought 3 new running tops at the Old Navy activewear sale today. And good thing too, because looking cute was the only thing that got me out the door and running in 25-40 mph winds.
One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go Iowa! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars
this is seriously one of the most powerful scenes on glee ever
I think one of the most powerful scenes on the television ever
not to change the subject, but what a waste of pizza
What is so difficult about the question, “What’d you do in school today?” (sometimes also phrased, “What’d you learn in school today?”) that makes 11 and 13 year old brothers COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN, AS IN THEIR BRAINS TURN TO JELLY, THEIR EYES GLAZE OVER AND THEY CANNOT REMEMBER A SINGLE THING THEY’VE DONE IN THE LAST 12 HOURS?
Please un-discontinue my toothpaste. It’s the only toothpaste I’ve used for years, and the only one that keeps the canker sores out of my mouth. And I like the texture and flavor a lot. And why would you ever discontinue something so amazing?
People Who Like Organic, SLS-Free Toothpaste that Feels and Tastes Good While Tooth Scrubbing (of whom I am a self-appointed representative)
tv show idea: “breaking good”
a murderous drug lord is miraculously cured of cancer and decides to turn his life around. he uses his extensive knowledge of meth cookery to become a chemistry teacher and help young people discover the wonder of science
Powerpuff Girls was actually a show about a group of small children crushing the patriarchy and no one will convince me otherwise
Anyone who tries to convince you otherwise obviously wasn’t watching the same show.