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Top 10 Instagram Accounts to Follow by Bay Area Photographers
Feb 22nd 2016 Posted in: Blog 2
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See the great Instagram accounts below for the creators of these images!

Need some #inspiration? Here are our 10 favorite Instagram accounts from Bay Area photographers (and one SoCal) that we follow—and why you should too.

At The Image Flow we pride ourselves in providing inspiration for photographers, but once in a while, we need a little inspiration ourselves and we often turn to our Instagram feed.

We love Instagram—not just because it’s a social media site that thrives wholly around photography, but because of the variety and quality of work available. Read on to discover our top Instagram accounts (in no particular order), all from by Bay Area photographers and one photographer based in Southern California—just because his work was too good not to pass on.

The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. — Albert Einstein. #tiny_collective

A photo posted by Richard Koci Hernandez (@koci) on

@koci

Richard Koci Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning video and multimedia producer, a former San Jose Mercury News photojournalist whose work earned him two Pulitzer Prize nominations, and a member of the UC Berkeley School of Journalism faculty. His highly curated Instagram feed, almost entirely in black and white, is dominated by edgy abstracts and urban portraits.

Cheers to everyone who finally got there equal rights. Love is stronger than hate and prejudice. Happy day for our country. #love #equal #rights #happy

A photo posted by Noel Barnhurst (@noelbarnhurst) on

@noelbarnhurst

Noel Barnhurst is a food photographer with a studio in Emeryville. No matter what he’s shooting—be it a hot red pepper, a plate of octopus, a half-eaten grilled cheese sandwich still in the cast iron pan, or a spoonful of sea salt—his images stand out because they’re so alive, often in the moment where preparation and consummation overlap.

Shadows over Mount Tam #mounttam #mounttamalpais

A photo posted by Rudi Dundas (@rudidundas) on

@rudidundas

Rudi Dundas is best known for her work focusing on drinking water issues in East Africa and India with the Blue Planet Network. Her Instagram account includes startling portraits of the people affected by the lack of clean drinking water including the Samburu and Maasai Mara in Kenya, and also reveals her talent for taking eerie photographs of the Marin County landscape.

#FrederickTheDinosaur outtake from our #nationalparks adventure yesterday

A photo posted by Niniane Kelley (@ninianek) on

@ninianek

Niniane Kelley is a recent discovery for us here at The Flow, and a soon-to-be TIF instructor. Along with Swiss photographer Max Kellenberger, she’ll teach our upcoming workshop Cyanotype Printing: Blue and Beyond starting May 12. Her Instagram feed is dominated by a variety of alternative process photographs along side quirky images of a blue dinosaur-about-town in San Francisco.

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Hope everyone spends some time with the ones they love today🌹

A photo posted by Taralynn Lawton (@taralynnlawtonphoto) on

@taralynnlawtonphoto

We’re not going to lie: We were a little sad when Taralynn Lawton announced she was leaving The Image Flow to focus full-time on her photography, but we love following along with her career via her stunning Instagram feed. Her fine art, wedding, portrait, and fashion photography combines the best of her modern esthetic and romantic sensibilities.

I love shooting but I really love editing my photos. If you want check out my before & after edit on Twitter: @dirka (link in bio) #fromwhereidrone

A photo posted by Dirk Dallas (@dirka) on

@dirka

Dirk Dallas is a drone photographer based in southern California. His work is highly symmetrical, textured, and alive. Dirk shares tips for drone photography on his website fromwhereidrone.com and in his new book How to Find Awesome Photography Locations. 

Venice Beach Study #1 @vcwoods

A photo posted by Hendrik Paul (@hendrikpaul) on

@hendrikpaul

Hendrik Paul is our favorite black-and-white landscape photographer. His mostly in-color Instagram account shows the method behind the madness via both photos and videos of his process. Hendrik’s next workshop at The Image Flow will be Night Photography starting April 19.

A box arrived from Maine, its contents protected by crinkled newspaper.

A photo posted by Kirk Crippens (@kirkcrippens) on

@kirkcrippens

Kirk Crippens has made a name for himself documenting the residents of underprivileged neighborhoods like Bayview Hunters Point in San Francisco among others and making portraits of the neurotic and eccentric. His Instagram feed is a hodgepodge of a little bit of everything, from his published work to whatever random thing he’s come across that day.

Yesterday I posted on Facebook “just witnessed one of the most epic sunsets of my life” – feeling emotional 🌅. Here is one of the shots I took yesterday. Check out my favorite shot from yesterday on my WEBSITE, LINKED in my BIO #wine #vineyard #sonoma #sonomacounty

A photo posted by Adam Decker – Sonoma/Napa (@adamdecker) on

@adamdecker

Adam Decker is the founder of the Instagramers North Bay group and regularly organizes Instameets in San Francisco, Sonoma, Napa, and Marin. His Instagram feed is dominated by wine country landscapes and a variety of sunset and sunrise images.

Another favorite image from the past year, taken on Mt. Tam last spring. Looking forward to seeing the green hills again soon.

A photo posted by San Francisco Dan Kurtzman (@kurtzmanos) on

@kurtzmanos

Whenever we need to remind ourselves that the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the world’s best places to live, we scroll through Dan Kurtzman’s work. Dan shoots for Getty Images and also curates the Instagram account @wildbayarea.

And of course… make sure to follow @theimageflow on Instagram too!

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2 Responses

  1. Adam Decker says:

    Not sure how I missed this, but I wanted to shoot you an email and thank you!
    CHEERS!
    -Adam

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