12 Instagram accounts to follow right now



We like to showcase the work of others on Popphoto. We also love to look at photographs in nature, whether on social platforms or in real life. For inspiration in person, you can always check out our monthly list of awesome photo exhibitions. But for virtual inspiration, we wanted to share a list of photography-focused Instagram accounts we’re digging right now, the first in a long list.

This one features a mix of seasoned and up-and-coming photographers including street shooters, underwater snappers, portrait professionals, rock and rollers, and more. But it is not purely reserved for the accounts of singular photographers. We’ve also included famous photography organizations, like the Aperture Foundation, as well as quirky photo publications including Hamburger eyes and equipment blogs like Tokyo Camera Style.

Of course, we’re only scratching the surface of awesome photography on Instagram. And we’re always on the lookout for more! So, to be on our radar and be considered for future listings, tag @PopPhotoMag and use the hashtag #PopFollows on a future post.

Michelle Groskopf, @michellegroskopf

Michelle Groskopf is a street and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, California. His work often features brightly colored street portraits of ordinary strangers and famous celebrities, all captured using an off-camera light flash. Groskopf has a particularly keen eye for documenting youth culture and is also adept at finding and capturing fascinating detail shots of ordinary objects in nature. His images are playful, direct and honest. Trained as a street photographer in New York, Groskopf brings a touch of freshness to the field of commercial photography.

Martin Broen, @ m.broen

Martin Broen is a talented underwater photographer who we recently learned about during a report on the Ocean Photography Awards 2021. Of all the winning shots in the competition, it was Broen’s work that most mesmerized us. Her Instagram feed is filled with eerie underwater scenes showing scuba divers in silhouette exploring the depths with nothing more than a flashlight or headlamp to light their way. Broen seems to particularly enjoy exploring underwater caves, which sounds absolutely terrifying, but the resulting footage is clearly worth her effort.

Chrystofer Davis, @dolo_foto

Chrystofer Davis is an art photographer and educator born, raised, and working in Newark, New Jersey. Her Instagram feed is mostly filled with gorgeous black-and-white portraits of the city’s residents, captured both digitally and on film. Davis has an eye for photogenic subjects and a knack for capturing real smiles. It’s the type of flow that makes me want to grab my camera and go chat and mingle with strangers in my own community.

Hamburger eyes, @hamburger_eyes

Hamburger eyes is a reader-submitted black and white street photography zine founded in 2001 and based in the Bay Area. The publication presents the work of well-known and promising photographers. The images presented tend to be blunt in nature and bizarre in subject matter, with a mix of analog and digital shots presented. These are photographs that define what it means to capture a defining moment and often present more questions than answers. So if you love street photography and have a penchant for the odd, Hamburger eyes is for you.

Alex Prager, @alexprager

Alex Prager is a Los Angeles, California-based fine art photographer and filmmaker best known for her color photographs that evoke the Hollywood sentiment of the 1960s. Prager works with actors and models and uses lighting similar to that of a movie to perform scenes that appear to have been taken directly from a classic movie on the big screen. His images often combine subtle humor, with outrageous circumstances. You will find photographs showing car crashes, house fires, and random people falling from the sky. But everything is staged and in addition, deliciously morbid.

Tokyo camera style, @tokyocerastyle

Tokyo Camera Style started as a blog in 2008, dedicated to bringing analog enthusiasts and their cameras to the streets of Tokyo, Japan. The blog is still active and its most exciting camera finds tend to end up in the TCS Instagram feed. So if you’re a camera nerd (or aspire to be) this is the count to follow. You’ll find a mix of rare, expensive, and quite ordinary cameras, all lovingly worn and clutched in the hands of their owners.

Women who drones, @womenwhodrone

Women Who Drone is a collaborative account featuring the best drone images captured by female photographers. The stream is filled with breathtaking photos of natural and man-made wonders. But what’s even cooler than the pictures is the organization behind the account. WWD not only supports female drone pilots, showcasing their photos and videos, but also strives to educate and provide career opportunities, all in the name of closing the gender gap in the world. drone industry. So whether you’re looking to get inspired by some bird’s-eye views or just want to support a great cause (or both), this is a great account to follow.

Aperture Foundation, @aperturefnd

If you are not familiar with the Aperture Foundation, allow us to introduce you: Founded in the 1950s by some pretty intoxicating names in photography, including Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, Aperture is a dedicated nonprofit arts institution. to the advancement of photography in the world, through a mixture of publishing, exhibitions and competitions. With nearly half a million subscribers, the account features some truly impressive work from big names and newcomers. The photographs vary widely in subject matter and style. But they all share one thing in common: expertise in their execution and delivery.

Sacha Lecca, @sachalecca

I love rock and roll photography and there is no work of a music photographer that I find more inspiring than that of Sacha Lecca. A photo editor at Rolling stone magazine, Lecca is often found in the foreground at many of New York City’s loudest concerts. He has a knack for capturing high energy moments perfectly as well as rare instances of calm. And while her feed offers a mix of black and white and color photos, it’s the monochromes that really do it for me. There is a serious authenticity that translates perfectly into the subject matter. So, if you are looking to improve your own music photography, you will find great inspiration on this account.

Alex Webb / Rebecca Norris Webb, @webb_norriswebb

Husband and wife duo Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb’s joint photo debrief is definitely worth following if you’re into street and travel photography. Alex Webb is a long-time member of the Magnum Photography collective and a world-renowned street shooter. Rebecca Norris Webb is also a famous photographer and poet. Together, the two fill their diet with work dating back to the start of both of their careers. You’ll find a colorful mix of candid images depicting human life across the world, from border crossing to beach scenes, from cotton candy stalls to road trips. Of all the street photography accounts on Instagram, this one tops my list to follow.

Jonas Dyhr Rask, @ jonas.rask

Jonas Dyhr Rask is a Denmark-based street photographer producing incredible dreamy and colorful images. A trained doctor, Rask says photography is just something he does in his spare time, which makes his Instagram feed all the more impressive! A master of low-light photography (presumably because he works during the day), his shots almost always include silhouetted subjects moving gracefully through scenes with vivid, eye-catching color palettes. Rask’s work should be an inspiration to all nine to five and proof that you don’t need to have a career in photography to produce brilliant photographs.

Cinestill Film, @cinestillfilm

CineStill Film is a small brand based in Los Angeles, California that manufactures and sells limited edition films, many cut directly from motion pictures. Although it’s all about selling products, their Instagram feed is one of my favorite analog accounts. It features daily user-submitted shots, all captured on CineStill Film. And provides the perfect analog diversion, to a mostly digital platform. You’ll find a delicious mix of images and photographic genres, captured in both black and white and color, all using old-school elements.



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