There’s nothing like that rush of inspiration you get after scrolling through creative Instagram accounts.
Sometimes it’s all you need in order to get your creative juices flowing. Ten minutes of inspirational images and captions and you feel ready to go out there and bring your projects and dreams to life.
If you’re thinking you’re the only one who runs to Instagram for inspiration, you’re not.
We’ve done some research and I’ve found ten accounts you should add to your list right now. There’s so much valuable, inspiring, and worthwhile stuff on the platform, but a lot of dross, as well. Let us help curate your feed with some killer (no filler) goodness:
Creative Instagram Accounts to Follow For A Dose Of Inspiration
Created by the photographer and writer Brandon Stanton, the quirkily-appealing Humans of New York has highlighted stories of hundreds of people interviewed on the streets of NYC — be they heartbreaking or uplifting.
Reading these stories may inspire a photojournalism project of your own. There is something so empowering about seeing the potential for a story behind every individual you meet. Make sure to add @humansofny to your list of accounts to follow.
“I’m practicing French right now. I want to move to Europe so I can force myself to start over. I have a nine-to-six job. It’s a good position. They pay me well. I love my team. But everything just feels so familiar. There’s no discomfort or uncertainty anymore. On weekends I go to the same neighborhood bar. I eat at the same restaurants that I know are good. I take interesting vacations, but even those tend to follow a regular pattern. As much as I tell myself that I’m being adventurous when I hike in Peru—it’s a very planned risk. I think a new city will be good for me. I’ll start out alone. I’ll be forced to reflect. I’ll have a sense of unexpectedness. I want to feel like a tourist in my own life again.”
Need some travel inspiration today? @beautifuldestinations posts about new places to visit every day. Whether you’re planning a trip or just idly daydreaming, this account will have you taking a mental vacation far away from home.
Have a passion for blooms?
Katia Davis’s (@ponderosa_and_thyme) beautiful Instagram floral design feed will have you swearing you can smell the blossoms through your monitor. (And if that’s not enough to get your heart singing, interspersed with the peonies are inspirational quotes from the likes of Brené Brown.)
Gearing up to jet off to Charleston ✈️ (this time with the kids!) for a packed 3 days of flowering with @roadsideblooms @bowsandarrowsflowers @lovenfreshflowers and @junebugweddings. Stay tuned for all the American Grown flower photos comin’ your way! ? #slowflowers #flowerworkshop PHOTO: @ragiandamanda at @bloomtheworkshop with flowers grown by @farmerhands and friends ???
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There’s something about black and white photography that instantly takes you back in time. Hannibal Renberg travels around Paris and captures fleeting moments and spontaneous street scenes.
Why build a time machine when you can scroll through the amazing feed of @leoleoparis?
If you love art and food equally, you will absolutely work yourself into a giddy lather over Ida Skivenes. This Norwegian food art connoisseur (@idafrosk) will give you the inspiration to get cooking and crafting.
Among the more creative minimalist Instagram accounts is the arrestingly beautiful collection of pastel seascapes by Ana Marques. These hauntingly gorgeous and serene scenes will have you enraptured in the evocative cocoon she creates with her carefully arranged tiles. Staggeringly pretty, @anamarques210376.
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If you’re a DIY person then @abeautifulmess is perfect for you. This creative feed is loaded with inspiration, crafts, and recipes to keep you busy and inspired. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get crafty!
This feed gives you two things:
- Awesome inspiration for your Instagram Stories
- Creative ideas to show off your brand in a colorful way
Enough talking, go see for yourself and make sure to follow @jcrew for daily inspiration.
There’s no explanation needed for this one, right? @voguemagazine is feed goals.
#MetTalkingPictures invited 12 pairs of artists to explore how mobile-phones have changed our relationship to photography. From November 2016 to April 2017, these artists chronicled life, birth, and a nation in crisis. A must-see if you’re making your way uptown this summer. Here, two painters texted each other images of small paintings. Other works include videos, selfies, and of course, some cat photos. ❤️
Now that you’ve seen all these creative Instagram accounts, are you ready to start your own?