#ourwildabandon by Jillian Mann and Kyla Trethewey in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Jillian Mann and Kyla Trethewey’s photos of the Pacific Northwest’s lush landscapes, grey skies and open roads make us want to go outside and play. Like, right now. Get some fresh air by following their feed at @ourwildabandon.

Name:Jillian Mann and Kyla Trethewey

Place you live: We stop in to repack our suitcases in Vancouver, BC.

Place your Instagrams were taken? All of these photos were taken within a few hours of Vancouver. We’re big on getting out of the city even when time is limited.

Can you sum up Vancouver? It can be wet, hostile and expensive but none of that matters once the sun comes out.

What is a perfect day in Vancouver? The thing about Vancouver is that you can drive/boat/bus/walk an hour in any direction and be somewhere that looks completely different. A perfect day would be getting in the car and seeing how far you can get.

If Vancouver was a person who would it be? A twenty-something chain-smoker treading water but it’s the most beautiful water you’ve ever seen.

How long have you been using Instagram? We started our shared “Our Wild Abandon” account August 2013.

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? Our photos are mostly DSLR, a few are film, and one was taken on the iPhone (from when we went to jail).

What is your editing process? Usually takes place in the front seat of the car under a blanket while we sweat to death driving 80 miles an hour down the road.

Do you create images outside of Instagram? Yes, check em out here: www.ourwildabandon.com, www.jillianmann.tumblr.com, www.delivermefromnowhere.tumblr.com

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? It has forced us to think in squares, instead of rectangles, which is a strange adjustment. It’s also motivated us more than we expected, we are constantly trying to stop and capture moments as we move so we can share the images and experiences.

Can you give a couple of tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Take the photos you want to take and make friends out there.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? Emily Blincoe makes the most amazing yet understated images on her @thuglifeforevs account, the girl is endlessly creative. @kevinruss‘s work is amazing and entirely shot on his iPhone. He seems to always be on the road and has a way of capturing the beauty and the grit out there. @gpuck is one of the most underrated instagrammers out there, seriously beautiful shots (film too) that everyone should see.  Lastly, for a real treat we recommend our girl @smokincigs23.




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Name:Jillian Mann and Kyla Trethewey


Best place to eat:

At home, save your money for traveling.

Best place to drink:

Dude Chilling Park, where dudes come to chill.

Must do:

Drive the Sea to Sky Highway, aptly named.

Local tip:

Surprisingly, sushi is the cheapest thing to eat here and there’s a lot of it.