#FMgram: Local photographer’s work spotted in Paris to be shown in West Fargo
FARGO – Social media isn’t necessarily the best medium to take in the work of a skilled photographer, but it can’t hurt getting a shutterbug’s name out there, right?
That’s what John Borge thought. The Fargo photographer would post images to his Instagram account (@johnborge) as a gallery for his work, without giving much thought to the reproduction quality of the file.
It didn’t just get his name out there, Instagram got his name all the way to Paris, where a company, Visto Images, spotted his shots.
The company works with Cambria Suites to find local photographers to use in their hotels. After striking a deal, Borge was surprised the company wanted to pull the images right off of Instagram rather than print from the original file.
“I was a little skeptical that these files would print well, but I was just out and saw the prints and they look fantastic,” Borge said.
You can see his prints at Cambria Suites in West Fargo or by following him at @johnborge.