Caught!: Jay Ellis Has a Secret Instagram Account

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06:  Actor Jay Ellis attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Caught!: Jay Ellis Has a Secret Instagram Account

Talk about hidden talent.

Published November 16, 2016

You already know actor and all around very hot person Jay Ellis from his time playing Blue on The Game. You may also be watching him as Lawrence on Issa Rae’s new HBO show Insecure, where he’s both funny, heartbreakingly sensitive and one half of an extremely complicated relationship. You may also just know him for being a super sexy dude (sample Instagram comments: “have my babies;” “come to Sweden so we can go on a date;” “that shower scene… whew!”). And if you needed more context, BET.com even has this handy list of facts you don’t know about him! 

But did you also know that Jay Ellis is low-key a good photographer? Probably not. And that's because he publishes his photographs on a secret Instagram account. 

#Down the #Hall #Boston #Massachusetts

A photo posted by Jay Ellis (@theworldaroundje) on

On his secondary Instagram account, @theworldaroundje, Ellis chronicles, well, the world around him, generally focusing on exterior shots and landscapes. 

#Fountain of #Youth #Rome #Italy

A photo posted by Jay Ellis (@theworldaroundje) on

#Three #Olive 's #Chilling #LosAngeles

A photo posted by Jay Ellis (@theworldaroundje) on

Ellis’s account not only proves that his life is pretty excellent — the images document his extensive travels, from The Hamptons to Rome to South Africa — but also that he has a solid grasp of the craft. His photographs are expertly composed and, if we do so ourselves (and we do), he has a great feel for texture with an excellent attention to detail and color. 

This bike in Croatia has a Henri Cartier-Bresson vibe:

#Blue #Rovigno #Croatia

A photo posted by Jay Ellis (@theworldaroundje) on

We would gladly drive down this road with Jay Ellis:

#Yellow not #Brick #Road #LosPadresNationalForest

A photo posted by Jay Ellis (@theworldaroundje) on

Excellent lighting:

#Window #Seat #VaticanCity #Italy

A photo posted by Jay Ellis (@theworldaroundje) on

So there you have it: Jay Ellis has a very lovely side hustle. If you were trying to keep it a secret, Jay, we're sorry for outing you but it was just too good not to share! 

Written by Jocelyn Silver

(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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