Heart at Home by Lydia Trappenberg in Melbourne

We love the strong colors in Lydia Trappenberg’s lifestyle shots and portraits. Follow Lydia and her friends as they explore Australia, New Zealand and the world at @trappenberg.

Name:Lydia Trappenberg

Place you live: I am not really based anywhere. I have been traveling for about two years now but my heart is at home in Melbourne, Australia.

Place your Instagrams were taken? Melbourne, Australia

Can you sum up Melbourne? Imagine you are somewhere where you can take stunning road trips along the coast, have picnics in beautiful blooming gardens and parks, ride your city around endless bike trails, and have dinner at a place where everyone is treated equal. That’s Melbourne.

What is a perfect day in Melbourne? Everyday is destined to be perfect but there’s a good chance for it to be even better if it includes hammocks, lunch at Lentils, and a bike ride around the city.

How long have you been using Instagram? A little over a year now.

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? Mainly with my phone but also with my Canon 6D every now and then.

What is your editing process? VSCO Cam for the photos taken with my phone.

Do you create images outside of Instagram? Yes. I am a fashion and lifestyle photographer.

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? Not particularly Instagram but changing from analogue to digital definitely has.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? @maudchalard, @elenoreearth, @theroadishome


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Name:Lydia Trappenberg

City:Melbourne, Australia

Best place to eat:

Vegie Bar

Best place to drink:

Kinfolk Cafe

Best outdoor activity:

Road trips!

Must do:

Drive along the Great Ocean Road and camp on the beach up the Eastern coast.

Local tip:

Picnics at the Abbotsford Convent.