Instagram can be the ultimate visual daydream and serve as a major inspiration source for professional and amateur photographers alike. But it’s not always easy to move past the overwhelming amount of #selfie, #gymflow, or #swag posts that sometimes dominate the popular photo sharing app. If your timeline could use an update and some major visual stimulation, be sure to check out these 10 talented Instagrammers creating innovative images with their phones.
Instagram name: @thuglifeforevs
With a penchant for color and arranging common (and sometimes unusual) things neatly, Emily Blincoe has what has to be one of the most inspired accounts on Instagram. The Texas native manages to consistently create next-level images in the simplest of ways – and isn’t that the making of any gifted artist?
Instagram Name: @Nazyxo
Residing in Zanzibar, Nasrin Suleiman beautifully captures the varied beauty of her country and culture. From the white sand beaches of Zanzibar Island to the talented local artisans creating one of a kind art in Stone Town, her account transports you to a breath-taking paradise that will leave you wanting more.
Instagram name: @Briannyongesa
Brian Nyongesa is a humanitarian and documentary photographer with one of those very rare feeds that make you stop aimlessly scrolling and pay attention. His work runs the gamut of documenting education initiatives, refugee camps, and devastation relief throughout the world; all the while still dignifying and humanizing his subjects.
Instagram Name: @dirtyyydan
After relocating from Miami to New York, Daniela Spector effortlessly captures the essence of New York in a refreshingly dynamic and romantic way. This cool girl is a master of lighting and her #stridebye captures are not to be missed. Be sure to also check out her #danslefthand hashtag which features minimalist images of her left hand interacting with a bevy of colorful and interesting objects.
Instagram name: @sanajaverikadri
Mumbai native Sana Javeri Kadri is one to follow for her beautiful images AND witty banter. Beside’s her knack for composition and color, what is most impressive is her ability to delightfully capture the spirit of each subject in the many portraits she takes.
Instagram name: @findfarah
With each beautifully captured dessert, it’s easy to assume that Farah Guy is a full time pastry chef, when she’s actually a doctor! But the inspiration does not end at her homemade pastries – be sure to check out this account for amazing landscape and nature photos, as well as great floral arrangement ideas. Plus, her cat is just the CUTEST.
Instagram Name: @visiterlafrique
Created and run by Cameroonian native Diane Audrey Ngako, this account is special because it features several incredible tourist destinations within Africa. From unique local market treasures in Congo and white sand beaches in Rwanda, to dancing with the Maasai Mara tribe of Kenya, this account does a great job of engaging its followers by showing both tourism opportunities as well as the beauty of every day life throughout the continent.
Instagram name: @connortd
How interesting and rare is it to find a photographer that makes minimalism look and adventurous? Well, Connor Dwyer is able to do just that. He is definitely not one to miss.
Instagram name: @ohmynessa
Vanessa Granda is a Miami native that takes full advantage of the beauty that surrounds her everyday life. With an affinity for street art, the talented photographer constantly finds new and creative ways to capture the best (and sometimes hidden) gems throughout her city.
Instagram name: @thiswildidea
Theron Humphrey is a photographer who captures his dog, Maddie the Coonhound, posing gracefully in the most impressive ways. While it is a wonder that Maddie is able to consistently pose with such poise and grace, what is most delightful is to feel the love and trust that is shared between this dynamic duo.
With passions in design and photography, Lee Litumbe is a Cameroonian by birth, American by upbringing, and nomad at heart with a deep-rooted appreciation for a well traveled, creative, and adventure filled life. For more of her work and travels, visit www.spiritedpursuit.com and follow her on Instagram @spiritedpursuit.