Even though things are changing with longer videos, algorithm changes and more, Instagram continues to surge as today’s premiere social media network, having surpassed 400 million users late last year. Of course, your feed is only as good as who you follow, so a strong set of accounts is paramount in getting the most out of Instagram. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or just a bit of eye candy, IG is packed with incredible imagery from all over the world.
Switching up our on-going 5 Instagram Accounts to Follow feature once again, this week team Highsnobiety looked to Europe and chose five of their favorite European 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 Euro picks.
@dan.mueller / Followers: 1,172 / Joined: October 2014
Favorite European account to follow: One of my all time favourite accounts is from photographer Robbie Lawrence @robbiel1. His style of photography is very moody and his portraits are very intimate and have an remarkable style of emotions.
Favorite place to shoot in Europe: I would go for Berlin as it's my home and I shoot most of the time in the city. It's a vibrant hub of cultures and has a lot of interesting places to see and photograph. I really like to go to the botanical garden in Dahlem, Berlin as it's a quite unique place compared to the hectic city.
Favorite place to shop: Wouldn't say I only have one spot as my go to place as I like to browse through multiple stores like SOTO Store, WoodWood or Voo Store. (in Berlin)
Footwear of choice: My current rotation is adidas Ultra Boost (all white), New Balance x Premier 998 PRMR, Asics Gel Lyte III (black), Nike Mayfly Woven (grey).
@Pangeaproductions / Followers: 139k / Joined: 2012
Favorite European account to follow: Right now I’m stoked about the work of @rawmeyn. I just love his style of editing paired with insane mountain views. He is also a great guy to meet in person. Full package of awesomeness! Besides that, there are a lot of guys whose work inspires me: @michielpieters, @lennartpagel, @muenchmax, @knucklerkane... the list goes on…
Favorite place to shoot in Europe: Super hard to decide, if I had to choose one I’d say Norway. From the most epic waterfalls to endless pine woods and cliffy sand beaches - the country has everything. It just overwhelms you with its thousand faces of nature greatness.
Favorite place to shop: Not really a shopping guy, but I really like strolling around the streets of Shoreditch in London or Le Marais in Paris.
Footwear of choice: Putting the hype aside for a second, adidas Primenknit NMDs are just the comfiest kicks out there atm. Wear them almost every day for work.
@urbanentdecker_ / Followers: 55.5k / Joined: March 2015
Favorite European account to follow: My favourite account to follow is @pangeaproductions he has a consistent dope style. There’s something about the vibes in his pictures that I just love.
Favorite place to shoot in Europe: Warsaw is my favorite place to shoot, I just simply love the diversity of architecture you can find in the city. I’ve explored a lot but there are so many spots to visit.
Favorite place to shop: My favorite place to shop is Overkill, I just love the vibes and style of their shop.
Footwear of choice: My sneaker of choice is adidas NMD, I’ve always wanted some dope and comfortable sneakers to rock daily.
@maxleitner / Followers: 50.6k / Joined: 2012
Favorite European account to follow: I am pretty excited to see @joao.bernardino’s work show up in my feed. Joao is a very excited photographer that appreciates good light and peculiar moments. Additionally his earth-toned edits embody, what I think Portugal feels like.
Favorite place to shoot in Europe: I personally have not been back long enough to have an answer for that. I find Portugal and the Alps both places of infinite inspiration.
Favorite place to shop: Not much of a shopper in all honesty, mostly a practical thing.
Footwear of choice: Shoto boots when it’s cold! For the urban space: Chuck Taylor 2 and Common Projects Achilles low-top.
@hannes_becker / Followers: 745k / Joined: 4 1/2 years ago
Favorite European account to follow: One of my favorite accounts in Europe is @benjaminhardman, an Icelandic based photographer. I love Iceland and his photos always make me want to go back there.
Favorite place to shoot in Europe: There are quite a lot. But Norway, Scotland and Iceland are on top.
Favorite place to shop: 66 North Shop in Rekyjavik.
Footwear of choice: I love my Timberland boots, stylish but comfy and waterproof.
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