5 Instagrammers Worth Following: October 13th Edition
It’s Friday the 13th—and in October of all months—but if you’re looking to spruce up your Instagram feed with some pretty pictures you’re in luck. The photos are better than my puns, so I’ll let them do the talking. Last week we started including an account without an automotive focus, but with content that we hope you enjoy for similar reasons. If it’s travel, architecture, fashion, graphic design, or anything else, we’ll do our best to find the best photographic content. If you hate the idea of this, speak up! I hope you enjoy the entirety of this week’s Instagram content/scrolling fuel.
Laurent Duchene has 2,124 photos posted on his account at the moment, and after spending double-digit minutes looking through a hefty amount of them, I’m pretty sure they’re all bitchin’. There’s a bit of everything on display too, from rallying to concours-type displays and museums, everything is shot with an interesting take. There’s a lot of experimental-leaning framing and composition in some of the action shots and details to go along with the typical angles and panning shots that are also very well done.
Nicolò Ponzi takes the Italian tableaux of your dreams and takes photos of the real things. It would be hard to resist the captivating power of a ’60s Ferrari parked outside a building built hundreds of years earlier, but it’s not only the quintessential Ferrari-and-cobblestone in here—there are Lamborghinis too. It’s not extremely diverse outside of marques like those, but even when a few foreigners in the ranks know that they’ll be backed some some gorgeous Italian scenery.
Mark Broadhead’s profile mostly takes place on the racing circuits in the UK, and yet they all seem to present sunny and bright and very un-UK days. They don’t look like they’ve been over-edited to achieve it though, so perhaps he’s just lucky with the weather. The photos don’t necessarily look vintage in the sense of cheap sepia, but they do have a nostalgic element to them that’s probably inherent by now in scenes of original Minis on grassy bundles of British tarmac. It you enjoy vintage racing on short circuits built long before the advent of stability control, this is a good place to start.
Some people say not to trust those with two first names but I’ve yet to hear anything about having three, and Zach James Todd seems like a good enough dude—you can definitely trust him to produce some stellar shots of truly legendary cars. That’s because one, he’s a very talented photographer, and two, he is employed as such by Bruce Canepa. If you’re unfamiliar with that name I’m sure you’re familiar with a lot of the historic racing and sports cars under his company’s care. Zach hasn’t posted a ton of photos yet, but he hasn’t been doing the Instagram thing for very long, so get in the know now and brag about it later. I don’t think that’ll earn you any points anywhere, but it seriously is a great set of photos that I’m excited to see more of.
A lot of amateur photographers go through a phase of pointing there cameras at strange angles at big buildings. Cityscapes look artistic to begin with, so it’s pretty hard to make these kinds of pictures look bad. Dirk Bakker also shoots a lot of buildings, but he manages to stay unique even in doing so. He might use an iPhone for some of the shots, but even after posting a few thousand on his profile, I still haven’t seen one that wasn’t at least interesting. The buildings are architecturally unique, the shots are often surreal, and though it isn’t classic cars, it’s a tasteful collection of photos of another discipline of industrial design that I hope you enjoy too.
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