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Today we continue 5 Instagram Accounts to Follow this Week. As before, Highsnobiety’s Will Nichols and Pete Williams choose five of their favorite personalities on Instagram, each of whom share an eye-catching range of imagery, be it portrait and landscape or architecture and fashion. We also briefly spoke with each individual featured to learn a bit more about their IG habits.
@sohrty / Followers: 3,163 / Joined: Late 2013
Follows: Right now I would have to say both @h.va and @lea.godoy. I love Heather's (@h.va) nature shots & the simplicity of her account. Lea (@lea.godoy) just has a distinctive cold way to editing her photos. Both clean and simple accounts that inspire me to visit new places and pay attention to things that most people would probably overlook.
Favorite place to shoot: I would have to say San Francisco. It's a beautiful city and has breathtaking landscapes. There's so much to see.
Footwear of choice: Nike Flyknits. Favorite pairs by far would be the Free Flyknit 3 and the trainers, I could wear them all day everyday.
@melontao / Followers: 18K / Joined: 2012
Follows: One of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow is one of my mentors and good friends @bmike2c an artist and community activist from New Orleans. He's always been an inspiration to me because he's shown me how art, when used in the correct manner, can be used to activate transformation in a community. It's something I try to merge into all of my photography around my city.
Favorite place to shoot: @bmike2c is also the creator of Exhibit Be (@exhibit_be) an arts undertaking in the Algiers area of New Orleans which is one of my favorite places in the city to photograph. The exhibit brought together graffiti and multimedia artists from all over the city to create this huge street art Mecca. All kinds of events happened there including a huge blowout on the last day it was officially open with Erykah Badu as the DJ. The place is special to me because I used to stay right around the corner and would have to walk past it late at night on my way home from work afraid for my life at times. It was a slum area filled with suspicious characters and seeing it filled with all that beautiful artwork now draws me back for the peace it brings.
Footwear of choice: I used to work at a shoe store for almost 8 years and I quickly got over them. Nowadays I always shoot in some dusty old black and white Vans Sk8-His. They're comfortable and reliable.
@bellnjerry / Followers: 25.3K / Joined: Around 2 years ago
Follows: @msalisbu - His Chicago city shots and colors are something that always wow me. I find myself trying to replicate the same vibes in my hometown, Sydney.
Favorite place to shoot: Lately, taking road trips out to the Blue Mountains for sunrise is my new favourite thing. Australia’s so diverse so I try float between Sydney’s CBD and waterfalls to show that we’ve got everything here.
Footwear of choice: Pharrell Superstar's as of late. Just an all round classic silhouette. That and my Ultra Boost’s seeing I’m always on my feet.
@hannahcassidycreative / Followers: 6,126 / Joined: About 2.5 years ago
Follows: One of my favourite accounts to follow is @Visualsbypierre - Pierre is a true visionary in the Instagram game. Not only does he photograph such beautiful and striking imagery, he has also been so supportive of my work. He is a working photographer like me. His hustle shines through in the pictures that he posts.
Favorite place to shoot: I love shooting anywhere with good character, interesting textures and nice light. I'm a big fan of natural lighting. The world is ours to capture!
Footwear of choice: Vans - particularly their Slip On's. So many pretty designs. Or any of the Nike Flyknit range - it's like walking on air.
@rawy.fla / Followers: 13.7K / Joined: December 2014.
Follows: One of my favorite Instagram-ing photographers is @13thwitness, the reason being is he was the first one I started following back when I joined the community. Not only do I enjoy seeing his work, but also learned a lot about ways to improve myself in the digital world. What up Tim!
Favorite place to shoot: For the most part my photography is focused on Florida because I live here and this is where I was born/grew up. Having one favorite place to shoot would be limiting myself as a creative. My passion is documenting emotion and life around me. I tend to catch myself in places that most people won't, I like to find things in weird spaces, and getting lost is a sport.
Footwear of choice: Currently Jordans. Only the 4's though.
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