10 Travel Photographers You NEED To Follow on Instagram
We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite travel photographers to follow on Instagram. But, their work goes far beyond their feeds.
Sometimes, it’s simply not enough to read about far-off destinations and crazy expeditions — you have to visualize them clearly enough to imagine yourself there in that precise experience.
When you ask yourself why you travel, perhaps it’s because you love the unexpected. You’re drawn to the energy in discovering the new, waking up in the morning and feeling like anything could happen. Never visiting the same place twice, travel is your counter to the consistent schedule that life provides. And if you ask yourself why you carry a camera, you’ll have a similar purpose: to notice the tiny details you wouldn’t be able to otherwise.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite travel photographers to follow on Instagram. But, their work goes far beyond their feeds. They evoke a sense of immense talent that can only be soaked through everyday loyalty. Check out this list, listen to their podcasts and portfolios, and give them a follow.
Alex Strohl is a Madrid born, French photographer whose work is characterized by his extraordinary travels. Instead of creating contrived scenes, Strohl creates authentic moments and captures them as they unfold before him—continually blurring the lines between work and life.
Strohl's photography has been featured in prestigious publications such as Forbes, Vanity Fair, and Gentleman's Journal; his client lists includes dozens of household names. He is based in Whitefish, Montana—but spends the vast majority of his time on the road with his life partner Andrea Dabene; they often journey to the most remote reaches of the world.
Learn more about Alex in these audio interviews:
"Focus On Your Inner Story" by Your Creative Push
"A Path To Creative Freedom" by Prologue Profiles
Forever wandering with a camera in her hand – Emilie Ristevski is a Australian based creative. Built upon natural light and curiosity, her work gathers beautiful moments together to simply tell stories through the images she creates.
With an innate sense of adventure, Emilie’s collection of work documents her appreciation for the hidden beauty found within this world. Capturing the fleeting details that often go unseen, Emilie is drawn to the unexpected. Her distinctive style of imagery has led her to work with many clients internationally – travelling and photographing her journey, wherever it may take her...
Living on the islands of Hawaii her whole life, photographer Amber Mozo has grown up around the ocean - she lives and breathes the sea. Inheriting a love of surfing and photography from her late father, Jon Mozo, a surf photographer himself, she's made it her mission to travel the world, taking photos of every adventure along the way. With an extensive list of clients behind her belt, this woman is a powerhouse of creativity and talent.
Photographer, content creator and travel expert Lucy Laucht has made a career out of her lifelong wanderlust and curiosity to discover inspiring, off-beat places. In addition to a large and growing social media following, she contributes regularly to titles including Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR magazine, Travel and Leisure and Vogue Australia.
Lucy was recently named as one of Travel + Leisure’s top 50 Photographers. Lucy’s editorial and commercial photography work spans the travel and fashion sectors and clients include American Airlines, Smith Hotels, J.Crew, Armani, Aman Group and Hawaii Tourism.
She is also the editor of These Foreign Lands—a travel site offering insider insights and a curation of the very best experiences and recommendations.
“Hi, I'm Meagan.
I'm a 24-year-old photographer based out of southern California and constantly traveling worldwide. I specialize in wedding photography, elopements, and adventure photography. In the past few years, I have travelled to 16 different states and 15 different countries. I've lived out of a suitcase for 2 months while traveling around Europe, jumped a moped while cruising through the streets of Bali (and definitely didn't land it), summited mountain peaks in the Swiss Alps, ate way too much food in Italy, and have captured photos for brands and couples in all of these amazing places.
I want to use my photography to capture and tell your story. I'm not your photographer if you are looking for posed, by the book, simple images. I am your photographer if you are looking for authentic, candid, creative images that will always bring you right back to when they were taken.”
Dylan Furst is a photographer from the Pacific Northwest, heavily inspired by the darker and rainy days that frequent his home in Bellingham, Washington State. By adapting to this environment, the imminent days of rain become a time of growth and creating. While travel plays a big part in his photography, his focus is mostly directed towards details in nature. He believes a simple shift in perspective can turn the smallest details into works of art, in destinations around the world and in your own backyard.
Benjamin’s fine-art works encapsulate the North’s most obscure landscapes – the barren, cold and volatile environments that are inhabited by colossal ice structures, carved volcanic mountains and resilient wildlife. Benjamin divides his time between a range of photographic assignments, guiding and solo exploration, whilst utilizing social media as a platform to share his experiences and perspectives on life and nature in the North.
Benjamin's specific works on glaciers aim to convey the fragility and transitory intricacies of glacial ice amidst the current period of accelerated retraction and a changing global climate.
If you’d like to hear more about Benjamin’s story, here are a few podcasts:
Snorri Björns Show (In-Depth), The Dark Room, Your Creative Push
Nuria Val is a restless globetrotter. She's been involved in the most mental projects working as a photographer, model and creative director.
Her vision regarding life style and fashion has captured different brands and agencies attention. Vogue, Glamour, Elle, Estée Lauder, Chanel, Lacoste, Chloe, Nina Ricci, RayBan, Urban Outfitters or Mango are some of the companies that have trust in Nuria's point of view to enhance their presence in mixed-media.
Morgan Phillips is a Seattle based adventure and lifestyle photographer. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama; he ventured across the country at nineteen and hasn’t looked back. Morgan combines a hunger for adventure with his passion for photography, blended in order to document and share the beauty of his unique and fluid way of life. Whatever the time of year you’ll likely find Morgan on the road somewhere; snowboarding through the rugged terrain of Wyoming, bouldering deep in the Sierras, scouring the endless back roads of Montana, hunting for alpine lakes through remote parts of the Canadian Rockies. Morgans life and work have been shaped by a longing for new experience and a clear idea about the things he loves. The one constant on this journey is his camera, which Morgan uses not simply to capture and share his own lifestyle, but to shape and create a unique story for the brands he works with as well. Morgan specializes in a variety of forms: lifestyle, landscape, portrait, product and travel photography. All developed to reflect a narrative tailored to a brands specific needs.
Melissa’s extensive scope of work includes Travel, Adventure, Portraits, Landscape, Lifestyle and Charity. Working with brands such as The Intrepid Foundation, Canon Australia and a number of different tourism boards across the globe, Melissa has spent the past few years relentlessly chasing her dreams, wherever they take her.
Melissa’s ventures in charity and raising awareness include donating funds from photographic prints and zines to both Cambodian and Nepalese charities, volunteering in Uganda with OrphFund and supporting organizations protecting Orangutans and Elephants in Borneo and Laos respectively. This is only a glimpse of Melissa’s charitable contribution.
Inspired by the powerful beauty and wonder of the natural world, Melissa's tells very intimate stories of the places she travels to and the people who make each place uniquely their own. Through her lens, her dedicated followers become her travel companions and are immersed in a sensory experience of culture, beauty and emotion.
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