Top 8 Photographers to Follow on Instagram
- 1st February 2019
They say a photo is worth A Thousand Words. And they often are. With Instagram being the most popular image-led social media platform, there are many influential users whose images are worth more than a A Thousand words. The trick is to be able to sort through the billions of daily images that are published to find the best images.
If you are looking for inspiration, ideas for your channel or simply beautiful striking images, here are a few accounts that will do the trick.
Known as @macenzo on Instagram, Dirk Bakker is a graphic designer and mobile photographer from Amsterdam with an eye for architectural patterns. He creates unique compositions with a focus on patterns, textures, lines and shadow play. Dirk has a background in graphic design, which is what made him interested in “the lines of the city”, which can be found in the beautiful abstract patterns found in architecture or even a simple piece of pavement.
Vivienne Mok is a fashion and portrait photographer based in Paris and Switzerland. She has a background in fashion and styling, but she has no training in photography and is self-taught. An important aspect of her photography is the use of natural light to create the dream feeling that is depicted in her work. Her photographs are a way for her to express herself, find beauty and create her own world.
If you are thinking of plunging head first into the world of epherial, romantic and dream-like photos her Instagram channel is full of inspiration to get you started.
Mike is a UK based graphic and web designer and illustrator. He was one of the first graphic designers to start using Instagram and his channel now has over 500,000 followers. His camera of choice is none other than his iPhone, which he also uses to edit the photographs that he takes. His images range from beautiful landscape photos of his local area, amazing beaches or country scenes, to amazing and interesting historical buildings.
Sangeeta Dey is a California based pediatric neuropsychologist as well as a landscape photographer- talk about variety. Her work has been published extensively in prestigious magazines including National Geographic and she has been named amongst one of the top 101 International Landscape Photographers.
For Sangeeta, photography is not just about clicking away but it is mainly about how she can use it as a means to communicate her emotions, imagination and experiences. She loves being out in nature, and her experiences in the wild are importantly related to how people's perspective change. Her instagram channel has some incredile images that should help your creativity flow if you are stuck.
Sam Horine is a professional photographer and educator based in New York City. His Instagram channel has been voted “Best in NYC” by the Village Voice, and for good reason! Sam uses his improvised style and local knowledge of New York to show his Instagram followers a side of the city that they have not seen before.
But instagram is also a very important platform that has changed a lot of him. His main advice? Create original content, “The keys to success are creating great content and being a productive member of the community – go out there and make photos that no-one else is making and meet the people that inspire you.” If you are looking to see another side of New York, make sure to look at his Instagram for a different perspective on the Big Apple.
Ingrid Alice is a creative fashion and beauty photographer & director from South Africa, who is inspired by great adventure, art, literature and poetry weaving enchanted stories into her work. Her distinct visionary style of colourful, bold storytelling and whimsical imagery has appeared on magazine covers, editorials and campaigns for clients globally.
Ingrid is passionate about creating an international platform for African talent and show-casing diversity in fashion. Her work has been published across the African continent, New York, London, Europe and Asia. Looking for some amazing fashion inspiration? Don't forget to take a look at her amazing Instagram Channel for more.