I joined Instagram right after its launch in October 2010, but only submitted 34 photos in the first 14 months up to January 2012. Then, suddenly, the Instagram bug bit me.

These days I rarely go out without shooting at least a few frames on Instagram. The photographs in this book represent a selection of the first 7 months of 2012. They were taken in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, New York, Iowa, and Wisconsin - at home and on my numerous travels of the past half year.

I have been enjoying the square format (quadrat, or kwadrat), the filters, and above all the generous and inspiring community tremendously.

Follow me on Instagram @cybergabi.