WABC-TV: How a research scientist became Insta-famous New York City photographer. “Noel Y. Calingasan, Neuroscience researcher, came to New York City from the Philippines in 2001. He got himself a camera to start documenting his experiences in New York City so he could share his photographs with family and friends back home. When he started uploading his photos to a photography blog, a friend suggested he create an Instagram account to share his photos with New Yorkers and other photographers, and his following took off!” The photography in the article is terrific. Even if you don’t want to follow his Instagram just peek at the pix in the article.