This Photographer Uses Instagram to Create Olfactory Photo Tourism

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Aug 12, 2015
References: instagram & boredpanda
Italian artist and copywriter Michela Floris remembers her homeland of Sardinia through photography and sense memory and invites her Instagram followers to partake in sense-engaging photo tourism.

In the foreground of each of Floris' images is a scented plant. By imagining the smell of the flower or herb, combined with the three other scents that the talented photographer hashtags in each caption, Floris' Instagram followers can locate themselves in the beautiful scenery her images portray. The effect is a kind of photo tourism, where travelers engage all of their sensory faculties to take a journey to an exotic locale without leaving their living room. Aided only by the captivating detail of Floris' photographs and descriptions, viewers can experience a trip through another place -- an imaginative new use of Instagram that's sure to catch on.