Even though things are changing, 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, 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.
Continuing our 5 Instagram Accounts to Follow this Week feature, Highsnobiety’s Will Nichols, Pete Williams and NIK 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.
@mishavladimirskiy / Followers: 10.1k / Joined: 5+ years ago
Follows: I could give the easy answer, my own agencies @filterlessco and @butchershopcreative, but I think @disclosure as they are always posting different parts of their world - it makes them human and funny.
Favorite places to shoot: I love creating in real-world environments. Most of my personal work takes the real and twists it in some way.
Footwear of choice: I am obsessed with sneakers my favorites are Jordans, except the 11s, Palladium boots, Air Maxes and a new brand that I've been wearing called @allbirds.
@STOPITRIGHTNOW / Followers: 78.1k / Joined: 2011
Follows: @kitchenkobo627 because it's a nice break from the usual fashion/photography/design accounts that I follow. It's so meticulous and borderline neurotic, two things that really resonate with me.
Favorite places to shoot: Anywhere with organized chaos and good natural light. I prefer candid moments to overly staged "Instagram shoots" so whatever location has something either interesting or funny to offer is usually my favorite.
Footwear of choice: Crocs. The older you get, the more you value comfort.
@c_danforth / Followers: 3.8k / Joined: October, 2012
Follows: I always look forward to updates from @Scanwiches, which is dedicated to cross-section shots of different sandwiches, as you might have guessed. Some serious sandwich-inspo there.
Favorite places to shoot: Of course anywhere on vacation, when you have a fresh eye for your surroundings. Taking portraits of rappers is always fun too, for some reason.
Footwear of choice: More often than not, I go with the classics like Vans Era or Chucks, or Timbs if it's cold. Recently, I got a pair of the Nike SB Koston Hyperfeel 3, which I'm loving.
@danielbazanjr / Followers: 1,870 / Joined: Around 2012
Follows: My favorite account at the moment has to be that of my good friend @vandheur. His work mainly entails capturing portraits of either beautiful models or tastemakers across LA, but what makes him stand out to me is the emotionality he adds to his images, by turning what could be conventional pictures into dark, moody visual stories. Not to mention he came up shooting exclusively with an iPhone.
Favorite places to shoot: I like to surround myself in minimal, modern architecture. I’ve shot mainly at the WTC Path Train Station, Irish Famine Memorial, the NYC Salt Shed, plus many other places across NYC.
Footwear of choice: I am in love with pretty much everything adidas right now. I cannot wait to get my hands on a pair of black and white NMD boosts.
@amee.kim / Followers: 18.8k / Joined: In college.
Favorite places to shoot: Anywhere clean and minimal! I love shooting in Downtown LA and Silverlake the most.
Footwear of choice: Sneakers, all day. Usually wearing my Stan Smiths, Yeezy Boosts or CDG Converses. Next on my list are the Nike Huaraches.
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