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noun. A UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL, brand or subject that has a LARGE FOLLOWING & recognition throughout social media

 

There’s a new breed of celebrity and it came about in an instant. Photographer Kristian Taylor-Wood is lending an eye to a group of influential, offbeat social media stars who are using their popularity in very different ways.

“As technology and the digital era become more and more integrated into our everyday life, we are finding our inspiration and entertainment from new sources,” he says.

Fresh to the hall (or feed) of fame…

 

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CHILI PHILLY

WHO: Phil Ferguson

WHAT: A lad with a thing for crocheting foodstuffs to wear on his head

BACKSTORY: Everyone’s talking about this Melbourne-based wool wunderkind, with thousands of Instagrammers now trailing his every stitch

 

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THE THROTTLE DOLLS

WHO: Nina Hoglund, Erica Valenti and Maria Adzersen

WHAT: Three bikie chicks driving dreams at full throttle

BACKSTORY: Like the Girls Ride Our and Sisters on Steel before them, this female-only bike gang is breaking down stereotypes one street at a time

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ONE HUNGRY MAMI

WHO: Brenda De La Piedra

WHAT: A vegan-turned-pescatarian foodie from the jungle

BACKSTORY: Psych nurse by day health-food blogger by night, this Hungry Mami is one to watch

 

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PENGUIN THE MAGPIE

WHO: Cameron Bloom + Penguin the magpie

WHAT: A photographer sharing the shenanigans of an adopted magpie called Penguin

BACKSTORY: With more than 90,000 Instagram followers and a book on the way, the Bloom family’s feathered friend has been dubbed by The Huffington Post as “the coolest pet ever”

 

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DJ TIGERLILY

WHO: Dara Hayes

WHAT: Half-DJ, half-mermaid, making a splash in the EDM scene

BACKSTORY: This Sydney-based lady of the decks brings her sound and sparkle to dance floors the world over; fan base #teamunicorn in tow

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