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11 Instagram Photographers That Rock

March 4, 2016

Instagram is one of the best platforms for photographers to show their work, allowing engagement from viewers as well as the chance to create a live online portfolio for free. It’s also a great place for photographers to find inspiration, by following those of their peers who are doing an awesome job. If you want to follow artists who will push you to create better things in your own work, take a look at these accounts – you won’t be disappointed!

 

1. @_marchayden

Photo by Marc Hayden

Photo by Marc Hayden

Shooting portraits, this photographer has a very distinctive style. Much of his casual framing is achieved by shooting in restaurants and cafes (and occasionally, his captions are testament to getting thrown out of various venues as a result). His direct, full-on portraits are always arresting, and bear a signature that is unmistakeably Hayden’s.

 

2. @nico_psc

Photo by @nico_psc

Photo by @nico_psc

Focusing on menswear and male portraiture, Nico is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Voyeur Magazine. His portraits are slick, magazine-quality images, often featured in pairs like a double page layout. He also features shots of the magazines he’s reading lately, and a few personal insights here and there.

 

3. @agnieszka_lorek

Photo by A M Lorek

Photo by A M Lorek

If you like fairy tales, get ready to step inside Agnieszka Lorek’s world. She features beautiful and otherworldly images, often taken in natural environments, of stunning models wearing couture pieces. The mood and feel of her images is created by her unique editing style, and her popularity ensures she is able to work with the same models frequently.

 

4. @wonderland_fairies

Photo by Artion Kireev

Photo by Artion Kireev

Artion Kireev is the name behind these fantastical images, all of which will make your eyes pop. In contrast to Lorek, while he also creates otherworldly images in a natural environment, the editing is so sharp and fierce that the photographs almost appear too real. His world invites you in to share the view.

 

5. @bmphotoblog

Photo by Beth Mitchell

Photo by Beth Mitchell

Underwater photography is a very specialist genre, but Beth Mitchell has put her own special mark on it. This Brisbane photographer creates elaborate underwater scenes with bright pops of colour. While her work updates infrequently, every shot is a special vision to enjoy.

 

6. @bonniecee

Photo by Bonnie Cee

Photo by Bonnie Cee

The bubbly personality of this photographer shines through in her work. Focusing on swimwear for the most part, her beach-based images are full of life and vibrancy. Working with a small group of models on a regular basis, she will make you want to be part of the gang.

 

7. @candiceghaiphotography

Photo by Candice Ghai

Photo by Candice Ghai

The calibre of Candice Ghai’s work is demonstrated by the fact that she almost exclusively posts published work. She also recently won the Dark Beauty Voter’s Choice contest. Her style is typically dark and inviting, with beautiful couture pieces and make-up artistry.

 

8. @iamjasonbassett

Photo by Jason Bassett

Photo by Jason Bassett

Jason Bassett has been known for his art nudes and fashion work, but has lately been focusing on a series he calls Tulips. Focusing around the mouth and presenting it in different forms, but always head on, it’s a creative series showing what you can do even using the most limited format.

 

9. @self_styled_london

Photo by Anthony Lycett

Photo by Anthony Lycett

This account is run by Anthony Lycett, all focused on a single project. He asks notable people to come into his studio in their own style, shooting them against a white background in images that are full of personality. If you want inspiration to start your own project, this will help!

 

10. @ohsti

Photo by @ohsti

Photo by @ohsti

This Berlin-based photographer has a really varied feed, which is sure to be a pleasure for exciting updates. Dark, moody shots go up against bright wedding photography and beautiful pictures of food. The link between all of them is a masterful use of light and depth of field.

 

11. @grainpixels

Photo by Nina Sinitskaya

Photo by Nina Sinitskaya

Nina Sinitskaya keeps it to her professional shots only for her feed, so you can be sure of quality with every post. Bright and airy portraits hold a sense of calm, ranging from street-style documentary shots right through to complex make-up and couture shots. She’s not afraid to look for imagery that goes a little outside the norm.