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#TodayIMet with @timlampe and @halfgirl

In the #todayimet series, Instagrammers share the stories of meeting people in real life after discovering their work on Instagram. To see more photos and videos by @halfgirl and @timlampe, follow them on Instagram.

Young Mee Rim (@halfgirl) and Tim Lampe (@timlampe), from Copenhagen and Atlanta respectively, organized an impromptu road trip with friends in Canada this summer after following each other for two years on Instagram. “We picked Tim up at the airport and it was basically like picking up a really old friend you hadn’t seen in ages,” Young says. “A big hug and then straight on to chatting away and laughing in the car for hours and hours.”

Tim says that it’s always this easy to connect in real life with people he’s met through Instagram. “I think friendships from Instagram are so natural because you’re getting to know someone really well through their photos and captions and how they choose to document their life,” he says. “It’s always amazing to get the perspective of someone else living in a completely different part of the world.”

Meeting up with Instagram friends in real life also gives Tim the opportunity to see how they make the photos he was drawn to in the first place. “One of my favorite things is to watch how Instagrammers approach shots in the wild, so seeing Young take a pancake breakfast with fruit on top and figure out how to best Instagram it was a learning experience.”