If you are a sneakerhead who likes to put up images of your kicks on Instagram, you must follow some rules to snap the perfect picture. One of the best in the game when it comes to snapping photos of sneakers is Benedict Aguilar.
Aguilar, who goes by the handle @Batangsmallville, is a freelance photographer currently living in Winnipeg, Canada. If you’re trying to up your IG sneaker game, he is a must follow. Aguilar’s images are compelling but you can tell that there is more to the process than just snapping pictures. It is all about the details, the aesthetic.
Born and raised in Manila, Aguilar found his inspiration when he got his hands on his grandmother’s digital point and shoot camera at around 16 years old and eventually focused on sneakers when he got hooked on Instagram and Tumblr.
Behind the lens, Aguilar is not only a major part of sneaker culture but is also helping grow the culture in Winnipeg. His participation in “Winnipeg’s Got Sole,” a non-profit charity that connects all sneakerheads in Winnipeg, provides a safe place where people can share the same passion they have for the culture.
Here at The Drop, we are all about helping you with various ways to stay fly and fresh, whether that is asking influencers on what to rock in the cold weather, talking to NBA stylists, or providing you with NBA players to follow when it comes to style tips. We had the opportunity to chat with Aguilar about some of the best shots on his Instagram page. Check him out in How to Take the Best Sneaker Pictures for Instagram.
images via @batangsmallville