By: Erin Richards
Who are the people to follow on instagram?
Who are thebest people to follow on instagram?
Who are the cool people to follow on instagram?
Who are the good people to follow on instagram?
We have the answers!
Instagram has hands-down reined the hip social media field in the past few years and brought solidly to the forefront with the acquisition of Instagram by Facebook and the release of the iPhone5. Of course you’re following all of your Facebook friends and even a few big names, celebrities, and possibly a few bloggers, but Instagram has allowed a whole new wave of amateur and professional photographers to blossom. From art, culture, style, food and more, here are some of the must-follow people to follow on Instagram, besides your little sister and Rihanna.
With the uptick of street and graffiti art, we love this visually dynamic virtual art gallery showcasing the best street art. Billboards, walls, trucks, signs, and even the occasional semi-truck join the pristine pieces of gallery art with a display of the colorful, whimsical graphics that will give your inner art enthusiast a daily shot of awe. We also love that the photos are tagged on the map, so you can visit the pieces that make the grade in your area. Street art tour anyone?
We love diving into the world of mobile developer and all-around web guy-turn iPhone photographer Chris Connolly. Shots of nature, portraits and simple city fixtures are turned into things of beauty in his hands. A master in the use of light and shadow, a glowing streetlight in the rain is transformed into a work of art in his photos. Chris makes us want to grab our iPhones and start taking pictures of anything and everything.
Foodies everywhere rejoice when @share_food posts a new photo. Food porn to the extreme, follow to find delicious and beautifully photographed treats like portabella cheeseburger, chocolate tarts, colorful sushi and more. This is a must-follow account because you can tag your own photos with #sharefood and your own photo could be featured and viewed by over 62K followers.
Need an injection of style and the latest trends? For an inside look at what’s hot, a must-follow is Erika Bearman, the Communication Director for Oscar de la Renta and her fabulous style envy-inducing photo of outfits, behind-the-scenes, events, swag and more. Just like shopping, there’s always something new and we are all for living vicariously through Erika’s fabulous life.
5. Political: @BarackObama
Run by our President’s social media- savvy staff, this Instagram account is full of personal photos of President Obama as well as inspiring shots from around the country on the campaign trail and following his work.
6. Humor: @1DMemes
Who doesn’t need some daily dose of humor? Spice it up with this hilarious meme stream scoured from all over the web. Just be careful not to LOL too loud at work.
We love the visually stunning photo magic that can only describe the photos posted by Usability Consultant Dustin Vaughn-Luma. Epic black and white shots, nature and moments frozen in time abound in his shots and we enjoy them all.
Because your life wouldn’t be complete without more stunning photos of food, we’ve added @alifewortheating to our list. Run by self-proclaimed foodie and traveler Adam Goldberg, his photos document his culinary experiences. We love his accessible style and following along in long form with updates to his blog and other social media profiles.
Combing stunning photos with social good, this nonprofit organization made of list of top Instagram accounts to follow for a dose of feel-good and kindness brought by shots of their efforts to bring clean drinking water to communities in developing countries.
Although he’s no Tom from MySpace, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom made our must-follow list for those that want to stay in the know on the latest of Instagram and some cool behind-the-scenes snaps. However, mostly we just like his lavish, jet-setting and enviable job photos. If only we had thought of Instagram.
Erin Richards-Kunkel is a Los Angeles-based journalist whose articles have appeared in the Times Community News,Pasadena Sun, Los Angeles Daily News, The Daily Breeze and the Valley Scene Magazine. She loves to explore and write about the unknown the lighter side of L.A.; looking into the hidden corners and presenting the little-known story in print with a visual feast of multimedia elements.