Cheers to Akhil Suhas, the photographer that brought us the epic #GandalftheGuide Instagrams.
This dude has been traveling around New Zealand (Middle Earth) the last six months capturing amazing photos of the country. With all of the Instagram models and bloggers out there he knew he needed to think of a really unique concept to grab people’s attention.
“I wanted a recurring subject in my photos and with so many photographers visiting the country, I figured that I needed to do something to set me apart!”
And #GandalfTheGuide was born.
As a Lord of the Rings enthusiast he knew his followers would appreciate the beauty of the New Zealand landscape combined with the famous LOTR character.
It wasn’t smooth sailing in the beginning though. At first he tried Gandalf selfies, but it just wasn’t turning out the way he hoped.
Suhas said, “I tried the camera on a tripod with a timer shot, didn’t work for me, so I started asking the people I met along the way if they wanted to put on the outfit.”
He had no problem finding volunteers to dress up for the project. I mean how could you say no to this idea?!
Follow Akhil Suhas on Instagram to see more of his travels.