17 New York Photographers You NEED To Follow On Instagram

What kind of Instagram follower are you? Are you someone whose feed is filled with endless model selfies and front-row runway shots? Or, are you prone to tons of food pics from all the chefs, restaurants, and bloggers that make you hungry at any moment's notice? Or, are you all about the artistic value of the photo-sharing platform? You know, keeping tabs on artists, filmmakers, and photographers who can make even the most everyday moments seem surprisingly beautiful.

Here at R29, we're all about creativity. And, as much as we love the occasional selfie and food 'gram, we really love talent that can turn a picture into something so much more — be it an expression of one's self or a unique view of the world.

Ahead, meet 17 photographers who do just that — and whom you need to start following, immediately.