Are you as obsessed with Instagram as I am? It’s hands down my most favorite social media network. I love that artists, bloggers, photographers and normal people alike can post little bits of pretty throughout the day and let the viewer in on a tiny part of their world. I love that filters can transform blah cell phone pictures in to a carefully cherished moment and can make even the most novice photographer’s photos look a little more special.
I follow a lot of really talented people on Instagram and I thought I should share them with you because everyone needs more pretty in their lives, amiright? So this is a new series not-so-cleverly titled “Instagrammers You Should Be Following”. First up, Alice Gao.
Alice Gao – alice_gao
Alice Gao is a professional photographer based in NYC and she does a lot of restaurant and coffee shop photography, but she also creates these incredible still lives in her apartment against a black wall that just gets me every time. She always finds the perfect light for her photos and I read once in a comment that she edits her photos in the app Snapseed before posting to Instagram (just FYI in case you want to make your photos like hers). Alice is one of my all time favorites and it was nearly impossible to pick just six photos to feature here.
Theron Humphrey – thiswildidea
Chances are you have probably seen Theron’s series “Maddie on Things” – but if not, go check out the adorable series he did with his dog, Maddie, right now. Long story short: Theron quit his job, raised money on Kickstarter to traverse the United States in his car and adopted a dog from a shelter in Atlanta right before leaving. They traveled the country together, he discovered she could hold perfectly still on just about anything and his photographs of her on things became an internet sensation. Now Theron has a book coming out and he and Maddie are once again traveling across the US to promote the book and encourage people to adopt pets from animal shelters. I can’t wait for them to come to Atlanta, I am already RSVP’d – you should see if they’re coming to your city and go pay them a visit.
Jamie Beck – _frommetoyou
This chick is for real glamorous. She’s a New York City based fashion photographer who travels constantly to the most beautiful and exotic lands and attends super fancy events, like oh the Academy Awards for example (that second photo down on the left is her on her way to the awards show wearing Marchesa). She also invented the cinemagraph too which you should check out here and writes a pretty rad blog too.
Go check out these three Instagrammers and show them some love. And if you want to find me on Instagram, my name is allsortsofpretty.