I meet people on Instagram all the time. I think it's something to do with getting to know people via their visual taste and bonding over that before ever spending time together in person. I met Michael through Instagram while I was still living in Boston and he was living in the OC. We both shared love for mountains, pour overs, and J.R.R. Tolkien (among many other things) so when I moved to LA it was a given that we meet up. After the first coffee together we decided it was a homies forever type of deal and he invited me to join him, his sister and some friends on a weekend trip to Mammoth.
This photo set is from the gloriously epic place which we like to call Lotr, IRL (Lord of the Rings, in real life).