#ParkSlope in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York
Whitney Reeders’s Instagram feed will give you a look into what its like to live in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Whether its brownstones, bagels or the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Whitney captures beautiful stills that will make you want to pack your bags and head to New York. Check her out here: @WhitneyReeder
Place you live: Brooklyn, New York (specifically, Park Slope)
Can you sum up Park Slope? Our neighborhood feels like classic Brooklyn: the avenues are lined with brownstones, aging trees and a mix of generations and cultures. It feels just close enough to all the things we want to be near. I can go weeks without taking the train! (If I want to.) It’s also classic Brooklyn in a new way, I can get endless cups of pour-over coffee, shop at endless quirky boutiques, and eat an endless amount of artesian bagels/pies/pastries, all within a half mile radius of our stoop. Our block is fairly quiet, thank goodness‚ except for when TV shows and movies are filming on our street, which I haven’t grown tired of yet.
If someone was visiting, what must they do? The absolute, absolute must is to walk through Long Meadow in Prospect Park. It’s so breathtaking that it’s easy to forget you’re in one of the biggest cities in the world, and it’s a great starting point for everything else the park has to offer. It’s also only a block from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, and the giant Brooklyn Public Library right at Grand Army Plaza. (All highly recommended!)
Best meal in your city? We get brunch at Milk Bar, a small, Australian cafe near our apartment, at least one morning a week. It‚s a simple favorite meal, but the cheddar biscuit sandwich is seriously delicious, at any time of day.
How long have you been using Instagram? Three years-ish.
What phone camera do you use to shoot? I have an iPhone 5, and I’ve only run over it on my bike one time so far!
What is your editing process? Sometimes I brighten photos if they feel too dark, and I use Snapseed for that. I try not to edit my photos too much, but I occasionally add a little sharpness or ambience, too.
Do you create images outside of Instagram? I haven’t been lately, but we have a few film cameras, and I think it’s time I started carrying one around with me all the time.
Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? Well obviously, my husband, Reed (@reedreeder), I love seeing how we sometimes see the same things so differently. Lily Stockman (@lilystockman), I love her perspective on art and living as an artist. She also makes beautiful block-printed scarves and gives the best reading recommendations. Leila Peterson (@dearleila), she makes me want to visit London 100% of the time.