Instagram continues to surge as today’s premiere social media network, having surpassed 400 million users in late September 2015. Of course, your feed is only as good as who you follow, meaning a strong set of accounts is paramount in getting the most out of Instagram. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or simply eye candy, IG is packed with incredible imagery from all over the world.
Continuing our 5 Instagram Accounts to Follow this Week feature, Highsnobiety’s Will Nichols and Pete Williams chose another five of their favorite personalities on Instagram. Be it portraits, landscapes, architecture or fashion, each of these accounts share amazing photos on a regular basis, so you’re sure to find someone new to keep your feed interesting.
Read on for our latest picks.
@threeeyed / Followers: 9,093/ Joined: August 2014
Follows: @chriscreature because of the quality of his images, the colors are always on point and creatively the pictures are always refreshing because of the way he sets his subjects up, @visionelie also because of the variety and quality of his pictures and @stevemccurryofficial is amazing for his composition in pictures and the portrait shots are always on point.
Favorite Place to Shoot: Old Montreal. It is probably the only place in North America that comes really close to the looks of Paris. The light falls great on the streets and buildings in different times of the day so you can go shoot at any time and you will never be disappointed. Also, it is a great place to shoot look books in, street photography or architecture.
Footwear of Choice: adidas Stan Smiths (looks good with everything) or Nike Huarache (super comfortable, great for walking around shooting)
@tilore / Followers: 13.4K / Joined: Fall 2012, when iPhone 5 released
Follows: I’m always looking for inspiration and right now I’m getting it the most from @robertkirsch and @drewjdizon. I enjoy shooting portraits and using my analog cameras the most and both of these guys put out clean consistent work that is tastefully shot and edited that gels with me. When I see their images, it makes me want to start planning and get shooting.
Favorite Place to Shoot: It’s really anyplace that has good light. I like to search for patches or patterns on walls, soft window light or signs in the background I can blowout with my f/0.95.
Footwear of Choice: Well since it’s winter up here, boot season is in full effect, so Boosts and Sock Darts have been retired, but otherwise it’s been my black suede CDG Blazers.
@chrisfino / Followers: 3,332 / Joined: Started this account 118 weeks ago
Follows: I have a variety of favorite accounts, but I’d say @vibes is my very favorite at the moment. They present a nice balance of visual content – everything from architecture and interior design, to models, fashion and occasionally automotive.
Favorite Place to Shoot: LA in general would be my favorite place to shoot. I’ve lived here my whole life, but there are so many different pockets and developing sectors — I see something new every day. I don’t drive much and living and working in downtown allows me to walk to work, so I try to take a different route every day.
Footwear of Choice: My favorite sneaker is the Nike Air Max Lunar 1. I have an affinity for the original Air Max line, but I also appreciate the newer feel of the lunar technology. It’s a good marriage and a shoe I can wear all day, all day.
@kadeemprime / Followers: 1,394 / Joined: 4 years ago
Follows: @jaleelmuss (Jaleel) is my best friend and we have been friends for over six years now and we both started doing creative endeavors around the same time. Since then we have been developing our personal interests as well as building chemistry and helping each other.
@geraldinexox (Geraldine) is aspiring to be a stylist and she’s somewhat a little sister to me. Her and I do shoots together with Jaleel.
@prly.tm (Doug) is a close friend of mine who has his own brand PRLY. He’s one of my favorite brands because of his presentation and aesthetic.
Favorite Place to Shoot: Roosevelt Island is one of my favorite places to shoot because the environment isn’t just stunning but it also is a safe haven for me because it calms my mind since it’s set in between Manhattan and Queens so it’s distanced from the madness.
Footwear of Choice: I love the Qasa Highs from Y-3 for many reasons, mainly comfort, but overall it’s a very appealing silhouette that I think meshes with my style and my physique well.
@careaux / Followers: 54.9K / Joined: Somewhere in 2013
Follows: @doyoutravel – it makes me work harder so I can visit all those places too
Favorite Place to Shoot: Oh my days. Must be every beach on this planet but I haven’t seen all of them. I love edges and water!
Footwear of Choice: Puma is forever faster. They have been killing the game lately and I can’t complain. One particular pair must be a new favorite to most girls: Puma Creepers!
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