Have you ever spent a few hours going down the rabbit hole of the #yyc hashtag in Instagram? Beyond the barrage of weather-related photos and mirror selfies, there are some real photographic gems to be uncovered in our city. This is just scratching the surface but here are 25 Calgary Instagrammers you should be following now.
Follow for spectacular landscape and city shots – each with an amazing use of natural light, movement and colour. This photographer captures Calgary at its best.
This wedding photographer’s personal account documents her interesting life in an inspiring, bright and clean format, complete with the quintessential overhead food shots we all know and love.
This feed documents life in Calgary and beyond in a seemingly timeless way. @araadt manages to capture the solemnity of inanimate objects – namely interesting parked cars – in a way you just don’t see everyday on Instagram.
If you love beautiful calligraphy and darling illustrations, this feed is the perfect mix of inspiration and lifestyle. @artandalexander documents the word that goes into designing custom invitations and artwork for clients.
The exquisite and unique portraiture work on this feed is one of the main reasons to follow. The fact that @asim_overstands is constantly travelling is merely a just a perk for those of us with wanderlust.
There is nothing more interesting than observing an artist’s process, and Mandy Stobo of @badportraits is no exception. Follow her to see her newest work and her ever-popular Bad Portraits.
Embodying all things rock’n’roll, this personal account chronicles the life and style of a girl named Bailey. Steal some styling tips from her feed and get inspired to live an adventurous life like she does.
This Calgary-based textile printer posts loads of beautiful photos that give a glimpse into her artistic process, studio surroundings and beautiful finished products.
A local printmaker transforms her Instagram feed into an inspiring look at life as an artist and her interactions with nature.
You’ve seen his work all over town (think Our Daily Brett and Last Best Brewery), now follow this local sign-painter for a great look behind the scenes at a skilled and steady hand.
The face behind many of the city’s public mural installations including the latest “striped wall” in Inglewood, @danieljkirk is one of Calgary’s most prolific artists. Follow his feed for behind-the-scenes snapshots, finished projects and the life of an artist.
A DIY-lovers dream to follow, @feathermynest is an inspiring feed full of home projects, inspiration and lifestyle. Follow for great tips on how to refinish furniture and more.
With her finger on the pulse of Calgary, @hermoderncanvas is the perfect feed to follow for up to the minute looks at amazing food, drinks and style in Calgary. She splits her time between #YYC and #YVR if you are also into looking at oceans occasionally.
A local architect/artist shares artistic inspiration and looks at historic architecture in Calgary and beyond. Follow for a concrete-heavy look at our city.
If adorable dogs doing cool things like standing on fences is up your alley, you’ll definitely want to follow @joeysavestheworld. The photos are incredible and we have our fingers crossed for Joey to have his own coffee table book.
Follow this bright and styled feed for a delicious look at Calgary’s food scene – from coffees to macarons to massive bowls of ramen. It is a delicious peek at what you should be eating in Calgary right now.
Local stylist @leahvanloon keeps things fresh on her feed by sharing fashion inspiration, local fashion events and her own travels – namely Paris.
A personal account of a local photographer, this feed is best described as “capturing the magic and innocence of childhood” as @lindsaykmacneil chronicles her children’s lives.
This monochromatic personal style account will keep you guessing what #yyc locale @mattheou is hanging out at now. Follow for minimalist men’s fashion and a mix of architecture and nature.
For all the Houzz addicts out there, you’ll want to follow @namdangmitchell, a Calgary-based interior designer for a peek into the world of high-end design.
A self-professed Olsen-twin fan, @paulconradschneider fills his grid with personal style photos that would surely be approved by the designers of Elizabeth & James and The Row.
This internationally renowned Calgary-based photographer snaps epic landscapes, #bts photos and architecture with an artist’s flair. His recent photos from Iceland are worth the follow alone.
A true labour of love, the @typecalgary account has a knack for finding beauty in the mundane. Documenting instances of found typography throughout Calgary, some of the signage they find actually dates back decades. A must-follow for any graphic design nerd.
Gluten and wheat free? No problem. @wheatfreemom has you covered with her delicious feed full of healthy eats. Click through to her website for endless recipes that will inspire you to start eating better than ever.