This Photo Uses Every Single Instagram Filter

Go from Kinkade to Rothko, in eighteen easy steps.

insta615.png

How many steps does it take to go from Thomas Kinkade to Mark Rothko?

Eighteen, it turns out -- at least if the image you're using is a photo, and the tool you're using is Instagram. The Belgian blog Appelogen decided to find out what would happen if it layered each of Instagram's filters on top of each other, onto a single picture.

The results were pretty amazing -- artistic expression meets regression modeling, with a bit of technical elegance thrown in for good measure. You can check out the whole progression here; below is a truncated version of the layering process.

Start with your normal, Kinkade-esque image.

insta1.png

Then add: Amaro + Rise + Hudson + Sierra:

insta_2.png

Then add: X-pro II + Lo-fi + Earlybird + Sutro:

insta3.png

Then, finally, add: Toaster + Brannan + Inkwell + Walden + Hefe + Valencia + Nashville + 1977 + Kelvin. 

And: BOOM! Art. Abstract, awesome, Instagrammed art.

insta4.png

Want more? Here's another bit of everyfiltered awesomeness. IN ANIMATED GIF form.

Presented by

Megan Garber is a staff writer at The Atlantic.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Technology

Just In