UPDATE: As summer winds to a close, we have a tendency to revisit our Instagram feeds to see just what, exactly, we accomplished this time around. Thankfully, we can supplement our own lack of exotic vacays and backyard soirees with snapshots from some of the city's coolest Insta-snappers. This article was originally published on August 9, 2012.
Given our penchant for eye candy, we're naturally pretty into Instagram
. Everything just looks better with a nifty filter and a retro-cool border, right? And fortunately, when we set out to catalog some of the District's coolest Instagramers, we found a mix of shutterbugs with a keen eye for subjects and
Whether they're snapping insider political happenings or artsy tableaux, each account on our list offers up a healthy dose of inspiration, while providing a behind-the-scenes look into a local's life
(and some of these lives look pretty
glamorous — especially when they use Brannan). So, grab your smartphone, scroll through our favorite local streams, and prepare for multiple servings of photo delight — and lots of reasons to hit the "heart" button.