20 photographers to follow to take your mind off impending doom in 2020
Spice up your feed and enjoy a moment's peace from the disaster unfolding.
Photography Bex Day
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 its original purpose; unearthing brilliant photographers that offer your feed something truly original. Also, during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s nice to be momentarily distracted from the impending doom every time you scroll through your phone.
Originally from Hawaii, Jeremy travels around capturing cinematic shots of beauty unfolding in all corners of the world.
Born and raised New Yorker Renell Medrano offers a grandeur to all of her subjects even against the most humble of backdrops.
Whilst trapped indoors, the Korean photographer’s work provide a welcome escape into beaches, lakes and countryside.
Zimbabwean photographer Micha paints gorgeous pictures of South Africa where he’s now based.
Whether it’s lake-side in Ukraine or on the rooftops of Nazareth, Israeli photographer Dudi always shoots the most enchanting of faces across awe-inspiring landscapes.
Yoong’s work capturing Seoul’s techno scene is alive with the fervent energy of a 10ft high stack of speakers blasting 150bpm.
London-based Bex captures the subjects in her images with remarkable tenacity and sensitivity.
Full of character and life, Irish photographer Daragh is a master of catching joyful moments.
Defined by its depth and warmth, Eddie’s work paints an idyllic view on the world.
20-year-old Omofolarin moved to NYC from Lagos to study photography and has been shooting the spaces where the two cities diverge and collide ever since.
양지훈, 인물 (Mild Moon)
For anyone drawn to dusky sunsets and neon-lit subways.
Pushing forward what fashion photography looks like, Sam’s work feels like the culmination of a spectrum of references from the last few decades, to entirely new and groundbreaking effect.
Dutch photographer Jaimy’s warm portraits are a welcome addition to everyone’s feed.
Drift through windswept parks, quiet canals and empty ponds with Edward’s dusky images.
Loud colours and a brimful of joy to the point of delirium, London-based photographer Nadine’s feed is a true delight.
Third-generation Japanese, born and raised in Paraguay, until moving to Canada at 12, Ricardo has a unique perspective that shines through each and every one of his portraits.
Across America, Evan shoots the many different facets of the sprawling country.
Soft and peaceful portraits courtesy of Dutch photographer Maxime.
Instantly calming and utterly spellbinding Htet's work is the perfect antidote to an onslaught of stressful news.