L.A. Photogs You Need To Follow On Instagram

Photo: Courtesy of Derek Wood.
We don't have to explain why your Instagram feed could probably use a little sprucing up. The same ol' photos by the same ol' people can get kind of stale. After all, it's a daily source of inspiration that's totally, completely what you make it.

To help bring a little more life to your favorite app, we've rounded up even more L.A. photogs who serve up daily shots that inspire, entertain, inform, and create general wanderlust. Whether it's the work of a celeb portrait photographer or a landscape lensman, you'll want to double-tap every shot. Sit back, click through, and get ready for a dozen new accounts to brighten your feed.


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Photo: Via @tedemmons.
Ted Emmons
@tedemmons

This photo alone should tell you why you should be following Emmons, who regularly shoots for clients like Nasty Gal, Nylon, and, of course, R29.
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Photo: Via @tedemmons.
Caught gold-handed?
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Kendall and Irene, the supermodels of tomorrow.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kimberly Genevieve.
Kimberly Genevieve
@kimgenevieve

You can expect colorful shots of Southern California's best Insta-bait locations from this L.A.-based photog. In fact, they may just inspire you to go outside and take your own.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kimberly Genevieve.
Genevieve has serious iPhone skills, as proved with a beautiful shot of a shot of her very own Apple billboard.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kimberly Genevieve.
The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs is the perfect subject for those seeking high likes.
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Photo: Courtesy of Nathaniel Wood.
Nathaniel Wood
@nathanielwood

Expect moody L.A. skies, selfies galore, and tons of celeb portraiture from this L.A. lensman.
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Photo: Courtesy of Nathaniel Wood.
Oh, hello, Jaden Smith.
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Photo: Courtesy of Nathaniel Wood.
Real men love pink.
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Photo: Courtesy of Jack Belli.
Jack Belli
@jackbelli

The Costa Mesa-based photog posts pics of millennial women you wish were your best friends, captured in black-and-white, or with an icy filter that’s equal parts moody and romantic.
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Photo: Courtesy of Jack Belli.
While you're at it, you should probably follow indie country singer Nikki Lane. You'll be in good company: Reese Witherspoon loves her posts, too.
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Photo: Courtesy of Jack Belli.
The slightly fuzzy filter makes every shot look like a #tbt.
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Photo: Courtesy of Brandon B. Jones.
Brandon B. Jones
@brandonbjones

Obsessed with Reformation? Jones is the man behind the lookbooks, and he posts his outtakes and #bts shots on his Insta — along with beautiful editorials and stunning SoCal scenery.
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Photo: Courtesy of Brandon B. Jones.
We'll take one of each, please.
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Photo: Courtesy of Brandon B. Jones.
And sometimes he turns the camera on himself.
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Photo: Courtesy of Derek Wood.
Derek Wood
@derekwood

This Eastside portrait photographer posts his captivating shots, plus snaps of nature that will inspire serious wanderlust.
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Photo: Courtesy of Derek Wood.
A desert road trip is calling our name…
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Photo: Courtesy of Derek Wood.
'Tude for days.
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Photo: Courtesy of Jasmine Safaeian.
Jasmine Safaeian
@reachyasi

If concert photography is your thing, then Safaeian is your girl: She shares backstage moments and color-splashed rock photos that will make you feel like you're front-row.
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Photo: Courtesy of Jasmine Safaeian.
Did we mention she also loves dreamy band imagery?
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Photo: Courtesy of Jasmine Safaeian.
Okay, now we're in the mood for a show.
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Photo: Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt.
Tessa Neustadt
@tessaneustadt

Many of Neustadt's shots are simply small moments in her day, framed and lit in a way that prove she has an inspired way of looking at the world.
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Photo: Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt.
Lesson of the day: A colorful rugs induces double tapping.
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Photo: Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt.
We could go for a similar beach vacation right about now.
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Photo: Courtesy of Eliot Lee Hazel.
Eliot Lee Hazel
@eliot_lee_hazel

Move over, boring celeb photography. Hazel finds interesting ways to show A-list celebs and models alike, topped with fuzzy filters that set a melancholic tone.
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Photo: Courtesy of Eliot Lee Hazel.
Felicity Jones always looks dreamy — but especially here.
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Photo: Courtesy of Eliot Lee Hazel.
Hanging around in L.A.
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Photo: Courtesy of Robert Davis.
Robert Davis
@lagunabeachsecrets

Davis is a Laguna Beach-based landscape and portrait photographer who shares #bts shots of his enviable shoot days.
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Photo: Courtesy of Robert Davis.
We may be biased, but there's no sunset in the world like those in Southern California.
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Photo: Courtesy of Robert Davis.
No filter, no words.
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Photo: Courtesy of Lani Trock.
Lani Trock
@lanitrock

Trock is one of those photographers who lives in a totally uncommon world, and she's generous enough to let us take a peek sometimes.


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Photo: Courtesy of Lani Trock.
Her unique perspective is as inspiring as it is beautiful.
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Photo: Courtesy of Lani Trock.
Trock also has a way with florals, so expect shots that will inspire you to pick up a fresh bouquet.
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Photo: Courtesy of Max Wanger.
Max Wanger
@maxwanger

Wanger is another lensman drawn to the Southern California ocean, often sharing photos of blue surfs that will either make you jealous, or oh-so-thankful it's almost the weekend.


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Photo: Courtesy of Max Wanger.
We're taking this to our stylist, stat.
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Photo: Courtesy of Max Wanger.
Up, up, and away!
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Photo: Courtesy of Paige Jones.
Paige Jones
@paigejonesphoto

This L.A.-based photographer shares artsy shots of her life that prove beauty can be found in the everyday.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paige Jones.
No dog sleeping has ever looked quite as cozy as Jones' pup.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paige Jones.
Nail art + glimmering pool water = Insta gold
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