The Web is a noisy place, and it’s easy to lose track of who’s worth following. Today, we’re focusing on the epicenter of our great city, Downtown Los Angeles. From behind-the-scenes glimpses at the coolest businesses to artsy street photos shot by professional creatives, here are five Instagrammers you definitely want to follow.
1. MOCA (@mocalosangeles)
Alongside the typical inside-the-museum shots, MOCA features photos of some rather titillating artwork. It’s clearly an art museum that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
2. Handsome Coffee Roasters (@handsomeroaster)
Handsome Coffee Roasters’ photos display the same aesthetic as their Arts District-based shop, sharing the sense of a Saturday morning getaway to a neighborhood coffeehouse with no plans but to enjoy a good cup of coffee.
3. Poketo (@poketo)
Mixing straightforward product shots with artistically-framed snaps of hipster staples like bicycles and homemade jam, Poketo has quickly become one of LA’s coolest little shops.
4. Bobby Solomon/The Fox is Black (@thefoxisblack)
With a unique knack for spotting exceptional sights across Los Angeles, Bobby Solomon’s followers ride along as he shares images of breakfast, street art, and the unexpected randomness of life.
5. Marissa Harrington/Bourbon & Goose (@bourbonandgoose)
As a self-proclaimed “adventurer, community enthusiast and craft cocktail drinker,” up-and-comer Marissa Harrington posts everyday snapshots that are equal parts escapist and artistic.
A Couple More for the Hell of It: Ever wonder what it’s like to see inside the Yacht Club’s founders minds through the app-filtered lens of a smartphone’s camera? Chris and Craig are as complex as that last sentence, and they’re posting the important things in their lives to Instagram as well.
Chris Alves/Eagle Rock Yacht Club (@theyachtclub)
Craig Fowler/WeAreGiants (@wearegiants)
Erin Gorman with Chris Bonk