Williamsburg man chosen as Instagram 'ambassador'

New York City chose a handful of city residents as their boroughs' official Instagram "ambassadors."

Williamsburg resident Matthew Budjinski beat out a field of roughly 2,000 applicants in a competition to post under the city's official @NYCGOV handle.

He will represent Brooklyn. Once a week, an ambassador from each of the five boroughs will post on the official Instagram.

Budjinski says he uses real film to shoot his photographs, a rarity today.

He says he wants to capture more photographs of the Brooklyn Navy Yard -- "a hidden gem," in his words.

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