insta files friday: female photogs
because girls do it better.
by: emma orlow
August 08 2014
Instagram gives just about anyone the license to be a photographer these days. We all know Kelvin filter = no-go, and what angle makes our best shot. (And if we don't, we're learning quickly.) Nevertheless, seriously good photographers are still hard to come by. That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 rad female photogs who are seriously killin’ their snap game.
Hannah Metz, owner of bi-coastal vintage shop, The Loved One, has one radical Instagram. If you’re looking for a feed of girls with bangs frolicking with giant swans, this. is. it.
She may be only 20, but Olivia Bee has already given a TED talk, worked with Hermes, Converse, and, most recently, held her own solo show. Her photos focus on what it means to be young through candids of camp-outs, road trips, parties, and shared kisses amongst her friends.
NYU student Jacqueline Grossbard takes cinematic fashion photos that make us want to live in the world she’s constantly posting about on Instagram. Whether it's taking backstage snaps for Fashion Week, or playing around with cacti in the desert, all of Jacqueline’s photos manage to capture the essence of cool girls everywhere.
The Canadian photog seems to only shoot dreamy, nostalgic photos that capture the modern American teenage dream. It's a hard concept to pin down in words, so do yourself a favor and check out her feed to find out.
You know Gia Coppola from her directorial debut in Palo Alto, but have you seen her photos? If the answer is no, then what are you waiting for?
Cass Bird photographs our favorite celebrities, always showing them in a new light. Her cheeky realness and editorial professionalism has gotten her to collaborate with the likes of Adam Driver, Sky Ferreira, and Elisabeth Moss, and many, many more.
Vanessa Hollander, one-half of the couple behind the photography collaborativeWiissa, seems like one rad chick. Along with her boyfriend, Vanessa snaps '70s-inspired photos and films and dips them in this hazy glow. We can’t get enough.
With an amazing command of color, Maya Fuhr’s work has got those summertime sadness vibes.
This anti-beauty series of photographs by Phebe Schmidt are totally dystopian and totally awesome.
If you want to see the diary behind one of fashion’s up-an-coming forces, you should definitely follow snaps from Zara Mirkin. When she’s not consulting for labels like Stolen Girlfriends Club, she takes photos of her friends and models.