Instagram has transformed how people document their lives. Whether it’s a night out with friends, travels abroad, architecture, or even breakfast, Instagram has made sharing photos fun and connecting with others incredibly easy. We are fortunate enough to live in a vibrant, inspiring, and highly photographable city filled to the brim with creative and innovation Instagrammers. Here are a few of my favorites.
Michael Tucker is a traveling photographer based in Louisiana. Michael’s work is good — maybe too good. His ability to capture light and form make for stunning images across Louisiana and his travels abroad.
ThatLAcommunity exists to connect people across the state of Louisiana, one beautiful Instagrammed picture at a time. Use the tag #thatLAcommunity to join and start building your LA.
NOLAbeings is a daily photo storytelling project inspired by Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York.” Claire Bangser’s portraits and stories of the New Orleanians she encounters offer something real and powerful; it’s an insightful look into the human spirit.
Bloodhound is a creative studio located in New Orleans. Fresh and airy are two words I would use to describe these shots. Marcie Matthew, founder of Bloodhound, has created a simple, yet curious collection of images of her day to day life, along with her sweet pug, Tuesday.
Jen Karpowicz is a photographer living in and documenting New Orleans. She presents a gorgeous array of shots featuring the architecture, landscape and life that exists in our city.
We may be biased, but we think the Instagram photos of GoNOLA contributor Paul Broussard — also a freelance photographer and radio DJ — capture the fun and magic of New Orleans.
Sammy Easterling is a filmmaker and photographer in Louisiana. What excites me most about his work is his use of symmetry and clear vision of his subject matter in every shot.
Frank Relle is a photographer born and raised in New Orleans who has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Southern Review and The Oxford American. He captures our Louisiana landscape beautifully and skillfully.
Graham Blackall is a New Orleans-based food blogger and photographer with an eye for drool-worthy pictures. He may be young, but he is already making major strides as an intern for the Besh Restaurant Group.
Started in 2009 by evacuteer.org founder, Robert Fogarty, Dear World shares meaningful messages and stories by people for people as a way to connect and build a beautiful world.