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.
@ceeesk / Followers: 27K / Joined: May 2012
Follows: @thismintymoment – His photos have a futuristic/otherworldly vibe to them. I’m always in awe of the places he finds, half the time I can’t even believe they are real places. His attention to detail is also incredible.
Favorite place to shoot: Anywhere in Hong Kong or Kowloon really, but more specifically the government project housing estates and their basketball courts (like Choi Hung Estate). They’ve got everything: towering buildings, bright colors, strong lines, more details than my eyes can process, and people with stories I wish I could understand.
Footwear of choice: My visvim Hilts Boots W-Folk.
@shaqvel / Followers: 22.4K / Joined: A little under a year ago.
Follows: My favorite account to follow at the moment is @1st he’s just so diverse and the story each photo tells, one of the ironically first accounts I’ve followed on IG.
Favorite place to shoot: I enjoy talking portraits of people more than landscape even though my style doesn’t really show it. My favorite place to shoot has to be NYC, it’s just so diverse and there’s always something going on.
Footwear of choice: My sneaker of choice has to be the Nike Air Huarache; they’re just so comfortable. I can literally get my whole day done in them.
@chrishorrell / Followers: 1,595 / Joined: About 3 years ago.
Follows: One of my favorite IG accounts to follow has to be @Evidence. He has been one of my major influences in both music and photography and the fact that I’ve met him before is just a huge blessing to me. His photography just blew me away when I first saw his images and I was immediately drawn even more into photography from that point. Also like I said he’s been a major influence to me musically as Dilated Peoples has been one of my favorite groups while growing up and his solo work is amazing.
Favorite place to shoot: I’ve always loved to travel so when I get the opportunity to go to a new place that’s fresh to me I can’t help but have a field day because it expands my creative horizon. Locally in Las Vegas though I’d have to say one of my favorite places to shoot is out in the mountains. The scenery is incredible and when the weather is right and the light is good, it can make for some incredible shots. Downtown Vegas is also great for when I want to shoot portraits because of the wide arrange of people you see down there.
Footwear of choice: Flip Flops – just kidding. I like wearing my Nike SBs while I’m out and about; have a few pairs of Vans that I’ll wear just to keep it different from time to time.
@jessiebabyfit / Followers: 432K / Joined: July 2014
Favorite place to shoot: Whether I’m shooting or having shots taken, I love being outside. City or beach, I’ll take ’em both!
Footwear of choice: Anything Nike! I probably own at least 40 pairs of Nike athletic shoes.
@12headedboy / Followers: 1,875 / Joined: 2011
Follows: The homie @zachlipson has only been shooting for about a year or so, he just hit 10k, and he’s one of Chicago’s sickest street and city shooters at the moment.
Favorite place to shoot: Downtown Chicago will never get old, from the light slicing through the skyscrapers to the amazing people that populate its streets, it’s a hotbed for fantastic street photography.
Footwear of choice: Nike Free 5.0s.
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