Shivam Bapat

Welcome to the new section of my blog where I highlight some of the talented creatives that I’ve followed from around the world. These fortnightly posts will highlight a small amount of the talent that is already out there, and hopefully promote more collaboration, rather than competition between creatives.

This week we’re highlighting the work of Shivam, a 22-year-old Advertising graduate from Mumbai, India.

You can find him on Instagram and Youtube 

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Is your social media your day job/side income or hobby? If a hobby, what do you for work?

It’s my side job at this point. I have been working with production houses way before social media hit me as a means to make money.

What is your favourite thing about yourself?

I live like I am infinite and the universe is my friend 🙂

What is one goal you have for the next year?

I want my YouTube channel to take off

What’s one way you’ve been challenged in the last year?

I started traveling, as a result of which I met a lot of new people; meeting not so likeminded people can be a challenge.

What is the main focus/topic of your content?

TRAVEL

What influenced you to start your page/channel?

I started Instagram just for the fun of it until the network landed me an internship and I got serious about it.

How have you improved the quality of your content since you began?

I see to it that I’m creating on a daily basis. That’s my mantra.

Who or what inspires you the most?

Jacob Riglin, Jeremy Jauncey, Sam Kolder are some of the creators I really look up at Beautiful Destinations. I’ve been fortunate to meet them and learn from them.

Who are some of your favourite Instagram accounts?

@sam_kolder, @nainoalanger, @jeremyjauncey, @taylorcutfilms, @jacob, @mikevisuals

What’s the best piece of advice you have gotten in regards to your account?

Be yourself!

What’s your advice for the solo traveller who still wants great shots of themselves on the road?

Use a GoPro

What’s one insecurity you have about yourself?

Being Ordinary

Have you met anyone through your social media? How did that go about?

I recently met @jeremyjauncey @nainoalanger and @jacob, in India and Dubai. I flipped tbh.

What camera do you use?

Canon 80D + GoPro Hero5 Black

What software do you use to edit your photos?

Adobe Lightroom

Which account/s would you love to collaborate with?

https://www.instagram.com/sam_kolder/

What is your top pick for a solo traveller on New Years?

New York City

Where is your next travel destination?

South India

Are you trying to spread a message with your social media?

My motive is for my audience to know that anyone can achieve anything, literally.

What destination is still on the top of your bucket list?

London, United Kingdom

What is one piece of advice you have for someone who wants to travel but is overwhelmed by the process of planning and choosing the right trip?

Just start

What is your top travel hack?

Be loyal to an airline and collect miles.

What is one thing you take with you on all of your travels?

A diary

What has been your favourite destination so far?

Dubai.

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Travelling solo or with friends?

W/ Friends

Group tours or your own itinerary?

OWN ITINERARY ANYDAY

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