5 Instagrammers Worth Following, June 23rd Edition
This week I’m going to get right to it; here are the five accounts that if you aren’t following along with already, they’re worth a look. Featuring photographers and people who happen to always be around daydream-material from all over the world, the collection here should give you something to pass the time looking at cool content instead of the clock as it ticks towards the end of another week and the start of a new weekend; maybe you’re going to some shows or on a drive this Saturday and Sunday and are looking for some inspiration, or perhaps the plan involves pajamas and not changing out of them until Monday morning strikes again, but either way, if you’re on Instagram why not add a few more to the feed?
Starting with Chris Labrooy, this list is led by design first, automobiles second. Known for his surreal/candy-like/rubbery/splashy digital artwork that oftentimes features the kinds of cars you’d expect to find on Petrolicious, it’s hard to not be at least a bit mesmerized by the unique and odd but oddly satisfying work that Chris does. Be sure to check out the animations on his page too, because when things go from static to in motion on his page it only pushes the style further.
Gaultier Vilour’s page is an example of the bread and butter of these weekly roundups. That is not to say it’s ordinary or basic though, because that kind of mediocrity doesn’t belong here. What I mean is that Gaultier’s work comes from all around continental Europe and it consists of the best cars from every era; on race tracks, in fields, dodging cobbles in cities, and pretty much every other combo of car and country you’re looking for.
Shooting from Japan and with a style that, to me anyway, evokes the hectic neon of Tokyo-type modern megacities, Fieldstone1993 brings some of the wilder side of both the cars in the frames (often hailing from Japan), and the way in which he reinterprets what our eyes naturally see. Clearly a fan of lights and dazzle, whoever Fieldstone is, he or she pulls off the easily-misused style with seeming ease.
The penultimate account this week offers a lot of other subjects mixed in the charming little classic city cars sprinkled in among photos of flowers, food, and general London fun. Michelle Catherine calls herself a crazy cat lady, but she’s still sane enough to work a camera it seems, as this is one of those Instagram pages that manages a nice coherence despite all the differences in what’s in the frames. This is consistency, but not in the sense of predictability or monotony.
Finally, from France, is @courbesmecaniques’ photo feed, and this is again the type that underlies these Friday journals; vintage machines having their beauty shots taken. And it’s hard to say what I enjoy more about this account: the cars or the way they’re presented. Those are sort of intertwined of course, as a nice photo may subliminally impact your feelings toward whatever’s in the photo, but since it’s a given that the autos will be automatically pretty special if they’re in this post, the photographic style is what stands out. There’s the perfect amount of editing and also realism in these pictures, and if you like it like I do, you’re in luck because there are plenty to see here.
The Petrolicious Marketplace is regularly adding to the great cars for sale, so shop around a while or just add another great stream of images to your phone or computer.
If you don’t already follow Petrolicious’ Instagram, here’s a taste of what you’re missing.