The Flixel Flag Project: #FollowHermano

As some of you may not know, our iconic hummingbird logo has a name. HERMANO! He was named by one of our Developers, Karl, who is a big Arrested Development fan. If you’ve seen the show, you know the reference… So, we had a crazy idea earlier this year to send our Hermano flag on an adventure around the globe visiting some of our best and brightest community members. Well, this crazy idea is now a reality, and the day has come. Hermano has left Toronto, and is currently on his journey.

Where in the world is Hermano?!

In Estonia with Virgo Haan

Photographer | Instagram: @virgohaan | Flixel Profile

Virgo Haan is a long-time member of the Flixel community and a Flixel Wizard. In fact, he built his own business specializing in cinemagraphs. But before he encountered the world of living photos, Virgo found his love for visual storytelling by attending photography school, picking up skills in production and editing by working with friends in the field. When the economic crisis hit in 2008, he left photography to pursue a career as an art director for various advertising agencies; in fact, he didn’t own a camera for five years. Inspired by the cinemagraph medium, Virgo decided to return to his original passion, and hasn’t looked back since. He produces cinemagraphs for commercial clients and brands, and is always inspired to try different techniques that elevate cinemagraph storytelling. Check out some cinemagraph tips and tricks from Virgo here and here!

Next up, Hermano is visiting Thomas Brand in Munich, Germany!

Make sure to check out @flixelphotos on our Instagram Feed and Instagram Stories as we #FollowHermano around the globe, highlighting each creator along the way.

Let us know if you’d like to receive the flag (and why) in the comments below for a chance to have Hermano visit your city!

(Flixel Marketing Manager)

When Cassandra was six, she was asked to share a story with her class…and hasn’t stopped telling them since. Now she does so through photography, video and writing, but with the same sense of wonder - and love for glitter - as her inner kid.