20 photographers to brighten up your Insta feed in 2020
Reinvigorate your boring Insta with better content this year.
Photography Lewis Vorn
If there’s one thing, and one thing only, that productivity vortex Instagram is good for, it’s finding incredible imagery. So, in 2020, it’s time to unfollow @fuckjerry -- all the good memes are on Twitter anyway -- and instead enjoy it for its original purpose, unearthing brilliant photographers that offer your feed something truly original.
There’s a clever dichotomy of light and dark that runs through every single one of Arielle’s wonderful, surreal images.
Full of passionate kisses, hazy neon-lit rooms and naked bodies, Marta captures the pure hedonistic joy of partying with friends.
If you find peace in scrolling through endless pictures of soft, pastel-coloured buildings in the warm light of dusk…
Chad’s images are usually shot between sunset and sunrise -- but find colour in even the darkest corners.
Gentle, often captionless vignettes of a pastel-hued life of peace and quiet.
Young New Yorker Myles mixes bright colour into his emotional portraits to create joyful celebrations of queerness.
The imagery of South African photographer Lea subverts all the conventional norms of studio-shot fashion imagery and turns it into something far more dramatic.
Cailin Hill Araki
Tokyo-based Cailin takes beautiful portraits of the best faces from her sprawling neon city and beyond.
The DIY aesthetic of Lewis’s images makes scrolling through his Insta feed feel like flicking through an 80s style zine.
Indonesian SVA graduate Elizabeth shoots beautiful faces with dramatic, often very colourful, beauty looks.
Felicity is a master of capturing intricate beauty looks on street cast models.
Another photographer who takes studio portraiture to new places, Agnes utilises bold block colour to elevate her subjects to ethereal heights.
A former dancer, Camila utilises her background in movement to help capture her subjects in fluid motion.
One of London’s most intriguing new talents, Ruth brings the vibrant colour palette of Nigerian fashion, film and music into her work.
Often soaked in a hazy apricot evening light, Li’s feed is the photographic equivalent of having an S.A.D. light.
Karla Hiraldo Voleau
A mix of enigmatic subjects and soft, warm colour schemes makes Karla’s work truly beguiling.
Mixing the disciplines of art and photography to create abstract collages, Bolade’s prismatic work comes alive on the page (or the screen).
Nick van Tiem
The nostalgic, muted tone to Nick’s work doesn’t dull its wonderful use of colour.
Smiling faces covered in makeup-artworks. That’s it. That’s the tweet.
Exploring the tropes and motifs of her native China in a fresh, alternative way, Weishan’s photography is pure maximalist joy.