Looking for more great photographers to follow on Instagram? Here’s 9 South African Instagrammers worth following!
Not much remains to be said about the rise of Instagram – in just a few years, it has become one of the world’s largest and most popular photo sharing platforms, with millions of active users and more signing up every day.
Since it’s not always easy to discover new photographers to follow, we thought we’d share some of our favourite South Africans on Instagram. We’re planning on making this a regular feature, so ff you have any other suggestions, please share them with us in the comments, and we’ll include them in a future post. Don’t forget that we are on Instagram as well! Follow us at @OrmsDirect.
In no particular order:
1. Ockie Fourie aka @theworldsyoungestman
Ockie Fourie is a photography enthusiast based in Cape Town, that shares great ‘scapes and portraits taken around the city. “Photography is a true passion and I’m always on the lookout for interesting objects, people or locations.”
2. Sam Linsell aka @drizzleanddip
Sam Linsell is a brilliant food stylist and food photographer. She started her very successful food photography blog, Drizzle and Dip, a few years ago, and also published a cookbook under the same name.
3. Rowan Eva aka @rowaneva
Rowan Eva is a creative working in the advertising industry, and he also has a great eye for photography, capturing simple shapes and lines around Cape Town, as well as general snapshots. He’s also involved the next account on our list, @cttype.
Cttype is a community project centred around capturing typography anywhere and everywhere it can be found in Cape Town, inspired by a similar project started in New York. The Instagram feed shares weekly recaps of photos taken by the community and tagged with #cttype – it’s a great way to follow the project if you’re not constantly checking the hashtag.
5. Ben Kaufman aka @ben_kaufman
Ben Kaufman is a producer and photographer based in Cape Town. He shares moody ‘scapes, shot locally and internationally.
Follow him on Instagram at @ben_kaufman.
6. Gary Payn aka @beardboom
Gary Payn is a Durban-based designer and art director with experience working on both national and international brands. He captures great urban- and landscapes around the country.
Follow him on Instagram at @beardboom.
7. I See A Different You aka @iseeadifferentyou
I See A Different You is a collective of three photographers from Soweto, who share street portrait and lifestyle photos. They are currently in Oslo, Norway.
8. Doors of Cape Town aka @doorsofcapetown
Much like Cttype, Doors of Cape Town was inspired by a similar project started in New York. Capetonian editor Barry Havenga captures interesting or colourful doorways and entrances around the city.
9. Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects aka @_saota
SAOTA is a Cape Town-based architecture firm that shares great photos of architecture around the city, as well as abroad.
If you have more suggestions for who to follow on Instagram, please leave a comment below – we’ll feature your suggestions in upcoming posts!