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The 10 LA Instagram accounts you need to be following right now

We proudly present our favorite Angeleno Instagram accounts—even the ones that make us green (#nofilter) with envy

Written by
Jakob N. Layman

You may have guessed it by now, but we're pretty much in love with Los Angeles. Not only do we have beautiful beaches, snow-capped mountains, and desert canyons at our fingertips, we're also surrounded by a city full of artists and makers influencing the world with their crafts. It's no surprise that there's a wealth of inspiring Instagram accounts by creative Angelenos. We put together a list of our favorite foodies, artists, and explorers who each contribute to a visual tapestry of life in our wonderful and diverse city.

 1. @lifeserial

Matt Allard's dreamy photos paint an idealistic and charming picture of West Coast life at its best.


A photo posted by Matt Allard (@lifeserial) on Feb 20, 2015 at 12:49pm PST

2. @bonnietsang

If we had to guess, we'd assume that food and lifestyle photographer Bonnie Tsang sets out each day to remind us how rarely we go out to brunch. Her stylish photos capture the communal joys of sharing delicious meals with good friends and make us very, very hungry.


A photo posted by Bonnie Tsang (@bonnietsang) on Mar 7, 2015 at 11:25am PST

3. @jonpauldouglass

Photographer Jonpaul Douglass reminds us that LA is, more often than not, a surreal place boasting some seriously wonderful oddities. He has an eye for catching LA's quiet, quirky moments, and his #pizzainthewild series is an absolute treasure.

4. @copterpilot

Copter Pilot plays host to some of the best arial photographers in Los Angeles and regularly posts stunning photos from their excursions above our sprawling city.

5. @benjaminheath

Benjamin Heath's photographs chronicle the life of an adventurer, and the boundless opportunities for exploration in Southern California and beyond.


A photo posted by Benjamin Heath (@benjaminheath) on Nov 22, 2014 at 2:53pm PST

6. @letmeeatcake

Nastassia Johnson's love for all things cake, sugar, and sweet is on a whole new level. Her coloful photos of icing-drizzled donuts and decadent pies remind us how badly we need to step up our dessert game.


A photo posted by letmeeatcake (@letmeeatcake) on Feb 17, 2015 at 4:20pm PST

7. @goeastlos

One of our all-time favorite LA accounts is Javier Guillen's visual love letter to Boyle Heights and East LA. His photos capture the colors, culture, and diversity in one of LA's oldest neighborhoods.


A photo posted by East Los Angeles (@goeastlos) on Dec 21, 2014 at 3:59pm PST

8. @justinablakeny

When Justina Blakeny isn't posting photos of her adorable daughter, Ida, she's filling our Instagram feeds with colorful mosaics and vivid flora.

9. @rick_poon

This guy. Seriously, this guy. We want his motorcycle, we want his impeccable style, we want his charming demeanor. Goddamnit, this fucking guy!


A photo posted by Rick Poon (@rick_poon) on Feb 8, 2015 at 9:23am PST

10. @ericgarcetti

Mayor Garcetti's Instagram account is a daily reminder of just how cool and genuine our civic leader is. His photos aren't just good, they're also funny and give a sense of real admiration for Los Angeles and its people.


A photo posted by Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) on Mar 7, 2015 at 5:57pm PST

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