Take creative inspiration from these Instagrammers. We do. Main image from top left to right: Photographer MR BO | SA from Above: Beautiful shots of South Australia from the air #safromabove Ceramicist Alana Wilson, with whom I did a ceramics masterclass recently and blogged about here #alanawilsonstudio The simple but clever imagery of graphic designer and photographer Connor Dwyer #connortd Eggsconcept creative gallery of art in which eggs take centre stage #eggsconcept
Today I’m taking a peak at Instagram and would like to share four instagrammers I think are worthy of following: #hopeinthewoods – How many ways can you photograph wooden spoons? Brit Luke Hope knows how to make you swoon over a spoon with his hand-made wooden pieces which he styles to perfection. #woodlucker – Artists Ann Wood and Dean Lucker make ‘botanical paper constructions and interactive mechanical sculptures’. The photographs of their work, Minneapolis studio and home are exquisitely moody and predominantly filled with butterflies. #vegetarianfoodmaker – The words French and vegetarian aren’t usually associated together but The Vegetarian Food Maker makes mouth-watering food bowls and plates them up so beautifully that even a hardcore meat-lover would have to be impressed. #theslowtraveler – UK photographer Carolyn documents her travels, most recently around South America – like the image here from Buenos Aires – with misty grey and pastel tones.
We all know there is a wealth of fantastic images on Instagram but how do you wheedle out the best ones to follow? I’ve found four artists I reckon have pretty darn good Instagram accounts for a bit of daily eye candy. From top left to right: Portuguese artist Bordalo II creates massive sculptures from others unwanted ‘stuff’ and junk, like these two flamingos at a riverbed made for @festivaliminete curated by @vhils. Follow @b0rdalo_ii. Floral artist and creator from Tokyo Yukiko Masudo posts sublime photos of her work and creations, with a theme of moody greys and soft pinks. Peaches get the royal treatment in this one which makes you want to dive in and eat them. Follow @nonihana_. Australian florist Katherine Dorrington’s Instagram also favours pinks and blues and greys plus lots of blossoms and sprinklings of petals. You’d think it was permanently Spring. Follow @katherinedorrington. San Francisco-based Lucy Litman doesn’t usually post mounds of petals but this one got my attention because of its simplicity and, of course, the googly eyes (and it goes with the others …
This week I thought I’d highlight some favourite Instagrammers who have gathered some serious following and for good reason. If you don’t know of them already, I’d check them out for a dose of photographic inspiration and good old creativity. Images from top left to right: @meanwhileinnowhere Swedish photographer ‘Wall Hunter’ posts only images of exteriors and walls. If you love a bit of architectural symmetry then this is one to follow. @scanwiches is a refreshing, side-view look at all sorts of different sandwiches, set against a backdrop of black by Jon Chonko. Stylish and appetite-inducing. @thefatjewish by The Fat Jew prescribes to humour and nothing but. I love this one of the beagle giving its owner ‘the look’. All dog owners have had it. @mattcrump who specialises in only the candy-coloured. Eye candy, real candy, candy pastels, candy filters … Matt does it all and, boy, does it make you feel happy. @sfawnd for something more subdued and monochrome by photographer and stylist Fawn DeViney. Beautiful, restful images.