Skyler Mercure is an incredible member of the Instagram community, and one of the geniuses behind the #Meditation_Levitation Series. He’ll be co-hosting the Instameet we’re sponsoring on June 8th in La Jolla, CA. Be sure to follow him on Instagram, and come out on the 8th for an adventure with like-minded photographers.

"My name is Skyler Mercure. By day I am a Human Resources Assistant and by night I am a mobile photographer. I love to travel and experience new things. My motto "simplicity is better" reflects not only in my personal life but in my photography."

What does mobile photography mean to you?

To me, mobile photography means honest captures of life’s beauty through adventure and exploration. However, with the help of apps like Instagram, it has grown to mean much more than that. It means community and connection. Pushing your boundaries to travel to a part of the world you might not have without the connections you’ve made through the mobile photography community. It’s discovering the similarities you share with others and celebrating the differences.

What is your favorite PicTapGo feature?

With PicTapGo, the photo-editing interface is presented in a different manner than most. It’s an All Filters app, but with so many to choose from, and a percentage bar to apply a lot or a little of a filter. The filters all have a different quality to them, essentially making them the tools you’re used to seeing in other apps but presented in a way that allows you to experiment easily.

Cory Ann Ellis