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, this week team Highsnobiety looked to Los Angeles and chose five of their favorite local LA 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 LA picks.

@dylan.schwartz / Followers: 67.8k / Joined: In 2012 during a trip to Austin for SXSW.

Favorite LA account to follow: So many good ones. But my friend @danorst always shows the city from a fresh perspective.

Favorite place to shoot in LA: In and around Elysian Park. So many great vistas, and some stops that most people don't know about.

Favorite place for shop for clothes in LA: I love finding new small shops in DTLA. Or Fred Segal when I'm feeling fancy.

Footwear of choice: Team Nike. Flyknit everything.


@adri_law / Followers: 12.8k / Joined: April 14, 2012

Favorite LA account to follow: @StraightSatans is definitely one of my favorites. It's an incredible archive of rare outlaw motorcycle club photos from the '60s. What doesn't sound amazing about that?

Favorite place to shoot in LA: My studio...It's got great natural light and I don't have to put shoes on.

Favorite place for shop for clothes in LA: I love to scour the antique markets for those forgotten vintage gems.

Footwear of choice:​ My old Harley engineer boots or a pair of beat-up Chucks.


@cole_younger_ / Followers: 223k / Joined: 2012

Favorite LA account to follow: @bludshot because he looks at things differently than most photographers living in LA and isn't afraid to do so.

Favorite place to shoot in LA:  East LA hills because it has many unique points of view. I also love shooting in Downtown because of all of the changes going on. Things won't be how they are now in 10 years and I want to be able to look back and remember things how they use to be.

Favorite place for shop for clothes in LA: Goodwill is my favorite place to shop.

Footwear of choice: Nike and Converse have always been my shoes of choice since a little kid. Not much has changed in that area.


@frankhavemercy / Followers: 20.6k / Joined: January 2014

Favorite LA account to follow: My good friend @cole_younger_

Favorite place to shoot in LA: Lower Grand Avenue, Downtown. I love the lighting there.

Favorite place for shop for clothes in LA: A store called " The Local " at 132 La Brea.

Footwear of choice: Low-top Vans or Jordan 1s.


@joswin / Followers: 15.7k / Joined: February 2014

Favorite LA account to follow: This is tough since there's so many talented photographers that I really like, but one of my favorites has to be my good friend Ivan, @ai.visuals. His work is amazing. I definitely recommend checking him out!

Favorite place to shoot in LA: Besides DTLA, my favorite spot to shoot lately has been the beach, any beach. I love flying my drone and getting some epic aerial shots of the ocean.

Favorite place for shop for clothes in LA: I don't really have a favorite place or store to buy clothes, so I'd say it's more of a mix between, Forever21, H&M, and local up-and-coming brands such as @DCSDFame.

Footwear of choice: Nike, all day.


Be sure to follow us as well, @highsnobiety and if you’d like to be considered for inclusion in future editions of ‘5 Instagram Accounts to Follow this Week’ use hashtag #HSdailyfeature on your posts.

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