Los Angeles is an iconic town known for its celebrities, sunshine, and laidback California vibe. A.k.a. photographs taken by people who live there are sure to add a little color and fun to your Instagram feed. That being said, these 11 photographers don’t just take headshots and pics of sandy beaches. Read on to find out why they’re so much more than that and why they’re definitely worth a follow.
By day, Dylan Schwartz is a Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi. By, well, also day, he’s an avid photographer who has built up an impressive audience on Instagram. He posts a lot of time-lapse videos and also seems to constantly be in a helicopter.
Max Wanger staged his first wedding shoot (his sister was the bride), but that was all it took because soon thereafter he was booked for a year. He still photographs weddings, but now he’s added family portraits, landscapes, and food to his portfolio. His Instagram is full of whimsy and color.
Lauren Randolph is a portrait photographer who’s had gigs with The Academy Awards, Disney, and PUMA. Her Instagram follows her travels and represent what a free spirit she is at heart.
Benjamin Heath worked as a commercial litigator in San Francisco and though he knew his work meant nothing to him, he wasn’t sure what to do what his life. Around that time, he started using Instagram to practice composition (he loved photography as a teen, but says he was terrible) and was suddenly being approached by clients who wanted to hire him. Now he’s worked with everyone from Burberrry to National Geographic. Warning: if you don’t live in California, his IG will make you want to move there.
Zoey Grossman is a fashion photographer who has worked with Billabong, Vans, and Citizen of Humanity. Her photos are sexy, but playful and approachable. Her IG feed is full of stunning, stylish women.
David Ingraham owned his first camera, a Kodak Pocket Instamatic, at the age of 9, but it wasn’t until he was much older that he decided to really learn about photography and make it an important part of his life. His camera of choice these days is his iPhone, which he uses to capture life on the streets of cities around the world and stunning portraits, most of which are in black and white.
Rick Poon is a freelance photographer and software developer who posts pictures of food, interiors, and landscapes that will make you wish you were along for the ride.
Dan Marker-Moore is a photographer and video artist who puts together hundreds of photographs to create gorgeous, colorful time slice images. His Instagram features beautiful videos and gorgeous cityscapes.
Terry McLauglin’s photos show a side of Los Angeles rarely seen. Whether it’s because he’s shooting from a helicopter or because he’s taking portraits of homeless people, his work, often shot at night, is both beautiful and haunting.
Laurie Joliet is a portrait and spaces photographer who presents her images in a way that’s inviting and totally unpretentious. She’s been published in basically every design magazine, but you can follow her on Instagram where she posts beautiful, unfussy interiors and lots of pics of her cat.
Thank goodness Kimberly Genevieve moved from Canada to L.A. since her photography perfectly captures the SoCal lifestyle including sun-kissed surfer shots. Her feed is full of color and sunshine and will definitely brighten your day.
Got a favorite we missed? Let us know in the comments!