1. Trashhand, @trashhand
Trashhand is a Chicago-based photographer who often travels the world. But it’s his cityscape photos of the Windy City that will keep you coming back.
2. Craig Shimala, @cshimala
As the multimedia director for t-shirt company Threadless.com, Craig is used to being surrounded by unique art but this time he’s taking the art into his own hands.
3. Nathan Michael, @nathanmichael
If you love food and Chicago, Nahan’s Instagram is THE Instagram to follow. The photographer shows you all the delicious things he eats AND geotags it so you can go grab some for yourself.
4. Ryan Postel, @ryanpostel
Ryan Postel is a filmmaker by trade but it’s his beautiful still frames that make his Instagram so special.
5. Molly Miller, @molmiller
Molly Miller is a mother and very talented photographer living in Chicago.
6. Elise Swopes, @swopes
Elise Swope is a Chicago-based graphic artist and mobile photographer who uses only her iPhone and filters available via apps to create truly special works.
7. Chase Turner, @minusmanhattan
Chase is a creative strategist at Tumblr so he knows what is up on the internet. And what is up is his Instagram account.
8. Christopher Hainey, @chriscreature
At night Chris is the drummer for Maps & Atlases, but during the day he’s killin’ it on Instagram.
9. Nolis Anderson, @nolisuniverse
Nolis Anderson is a portrait and landscape photographer in Chicago. His Instagram is a mix of his work and his personal photos and each is more beautiful than the last.
10. Danny Mota, @dannymota
You won’t be able to believe that Danny uses only his iPhone to capture his photos of the Windy City.
11. Jeremy Hinton, @jmharch
Jeremy is an architect in Chicago who uses his Instagram to take photos of, you guessed it, architecture in Chicago!
12. Nina Johnson, @ninagraceless
Nina is an art director and freelance designer based in Chicago. Her instagram is a mix of her photographs and what she calls an “#emojifantasy,” an image with a featured emoji.
13. Bobby Reys, @bobbyreys
Bobby is a web developer during the work week. But when he’s not working, this Chicago based photographer shoots beautiful work.
14. Paul Octavious, @pauloctavious
Paul’s Instagram is not your traditional account. A photographer and self proclaimed “story teller” Paul uses his Instagram to create art FROM his surroundings, not OF his surroundings.