6 Inspiring Photographers to Follow on Instagram

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6 Inspiring Photographers to Follow on Instagram

Instagram has become the world capital of photography. With more than 300 million users, it’s quite easy to find yourself in an abyss of selfies and cat pics – not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Somewhere in between your old college pals and current coworkers, there’s a place to find your wanderlust and live vicariously through professional photographers who travel the world for a living. There are so many incredible photographers on Instagram (with more joining each day); it would be impossible to create a definitive list of them all. But to add some Insta-awesome to your feed, here are six photographers we highly recommend following:

Paul Octavious (@pauloctavious)

6 Inspiring Photographers: Paul Octavious

Most known for his Pantone-inspired series matching real-life objects and landscapes to the printing standard’s color swatches, Octavious has amassed more than half a million followers. He continues to pique our interest with his travels and soulful compositions.

Kevin Russ (@kevinruss)

6 Inspiring Photographers: Kevin Russ

Arguably the best in the West, Russ captured intriguing portraits and serene landscapes while road tripping along the Pacific coast. His fascinating iPhone shots are featured in his first book, The Western States.

Gray Malin (@graymalin)

6 Inspiring Photographers: Gray Malin

Gray Malin has partnerships with Sperry Top-Sider and Le Meridien Hotels. He also has more than 100,000 Instagram fans who follow his tropical-themed mission to make every day their deserved getaway.

Michael Christopher Brown (@michaelchristopherbrown)

6 Inspiring Photographers: MIchael Christopher Brown

Brown is a New York City photojournalist who has documented a wide range of world events including the U.S. financial crisis, the Libyan revolution and conflict in Congo. His portraits are chillingly well-composed.

The Blonde Abroad (@theblondeabroad)

6 Inspiring Photographers: Blonde Abroad

Kiersten Rich’s award-winning blog is driven by her travels to more than 40 countries and goal of inspiring others to live life to the fullest. While offering travel and lifestyle tips on her website, the California native engages more than 50,000 Instagram followers with colorful shots of her fashionable expeditions.

Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea)

6 Inspiring Photographers: Theron Humphrey

For the animal lover who never gets tired of pup photos, Theron Humphrey’s feed is filled with absolutely adorable scenes of the photographer and his pooch, Maddie. Humphrey was named National Geographic’s Traveler of the Year for his year-long road trip documenting the lives of Americans one story at a time.

Who are your favorite follows on Instagram? Tell us in the comments below, and don’t forget to follow us at @duggalnyc.