Initially it began with the film camera revival, then digitals and polaroids soon followed suit and now with Bryant’s ph
oto booth enjoying its TikTok virality, it’s clear that we’re in the midst of a photography renaissance.
The creative realm seems to be benefitting from the sudden rise in photography enthusiasts, with many people creating secondary burner Instagram accounts to dump all of their film. Perhaps in hopes of gaining traction? Regardless, nowadays there seems to be no shortage of people finding their lenses. Fashion and creative influencers on Instagram have recently introduced us to some photographers rising through the ranks recently. The new batch of photographers ranges from veterans to newbies alike. Each of these artists bring forth their own distinct styles and mediums, capturing varying stories.
Whether you’re stuck with the Kodak disposable cameras or you’ve graduated to the compact film club, we’ve compiled a list of six photographers to follow on Instagram keeping you out of the darkroom and developing your skills.
ELIZAVETA PORODINA – @elizavetaporodina
US based photographer Elizaveta Porodina creates futuristic cyber-esque storylines with her photography. Her impressive portfolio includes the likes of Zendaya, Brad Pitt and Bella Hadid. Each photo is cleverly directed and edited by Porodina, made to look like paintings and optical illusions. Accredited with shooting the covers of many illustrious publications, Porodina’s distinct style is unforgettable. Femininity and utopian innocence seems to be at the heart of all of her work. She creates stories and settings with each shot, developing her own dreamland, with her shots unafraid to feature props while managing to keep the main muse in focus. Porodina’s work teaches us about world-building and feminine themes while expanding on creative direction and technical editing within the photography industry.
ISABEL FARRINGTON – @bel____lens
With her exclusively film photography telling the stories of various club nights, Irish photographer Isabel Farrington seeks to showcase and reawaken the raging spirit of the derelict Irish rave scene. Featuring an assortment of muses such as fashion photography, Farrington’s sharp lens has only been shooting for a little over a year but has featured in various publications. Quick shots that somehow perfectly capture the sweat drenched energy of a good old rave, Farringtons work showcases the spontaneous and boisterous aspect of event photography, With her work recently being commissioned for the illustrious A24’s ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Frenemies zine, it’s clear that her work emotes a feral sort of youthful energy that will have our hearts yearning for an electric night out.
ANNA KOBLISH – @annakoblish
This L.A. based photographer shows that photography isn’t just about what you capture with your lens. Her evident use of technical perspective shots paired with heavy editing and sharp colour gradients gives her work an almost cartoonish quality. Most of the work seems to focus on popular L.A. based influencers such as Charlotte D’Alessio and Lil Huddy, creating her own little wacky and dystopian world, proving that technical editing skills can in fact improve one’s photography and create offbeat styles.
ALEX SOROKA – @fruit__looop
Alex Soroka mixes business with pleasure and weird energy. Focusing on mainly fashion shoots and backstage show photography work completely revelling in its eccentricities. With notes of punk (perfectly timed for the indie sleaze revival), Soroka’s almost too sharp lens means that no imperfection goes unnoticed. Unafraid of judgement, her work errs on the lines of being both playful and serious.
DANIEL COMERFORD – @chrome_boi
Fashion shoots and party photography are Daniel Comerfords speciality. His travelling swipe post style on Instagram was what caught our attention. With each photo in an Instagram collection slightly including the next shot, he presents the illusion of slowly flicking through a picture book, with the swipe of your fingers. Each post revealing a short story, if that story is Bella Hadid at the Off – White Show during Paris Fashion Week. Comerford teaches us that presentation is a key factor in all photography and simple shots can make us want more if a story is told.
TYRELL HAMPTON – @tyrellhampton
Known for attending and documenting almost every illustrious fashion and influencer party, Tyrell Hampton’s lens has shot for the covers of various notable publications, while also doubling as a possible glimpse into what we might imagine on his close friends stories. Giving us a glimpse into the lives of our faves, Tyrell’s photography no doubt acts as a personal outlet, a diary documenting his most precious moments with his nearest and dearest (who all happen to be celebrities). Humanising and simultaneously glamorising them, his film photography catches what we all want our cameras to portray; the raw and unfiltered moments sharing joy with our friends.
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