You don’t have to be on Instagram to know it’s turning the world of smartphone photography on its head; with the right angle, edit and filter, a simple photo can grab the world’s attention. As Foto Ruta settles into London, we've been having some fun capturing the city on our Instagram, as well as following a few locals who have caught our attention:
Siobhan Ferguson, @siobhaise
Siobhan’s photos are well timed, unique and beautifully shot. The feeling that you are seeing another side of London and her eye for detail make it special. We just can’t get enough of this lady!
This collection of shots from Instagram users across London is a great place for getting a wide range of perspectives of the city. It is inspiring to see the vast creativity of users and diversity coming through.
Cara Delevingne, @caradelevingne
Until the Queen succumbs to its charms, Ms Delevingne is probably one of the best known London based Instagram users. When she’s in town, her whacky selfies against London backdrops have us hooked.
Mr Whisper, @mrwhisper
‘Crisp’ and ‘cool’ are some of the words that come to mind when checking out Mr Whisper’s collection of photos. His angles and different perspectives of London always keep us wanting more.
Alex Douglas, @blaowphotography
This young photographer's edgy portraits and shots of London make his profile an exciting one to follow. He has a way of introducing you to locals and making you connect with them instantly.
It seems it’s not just us who enjoy Miss Underground’s endless escalators and leading lines; with now over 40,000 followers, this instagram account is proving that simplicity can really work.
Allan Edward Hinton, Chaiwalla
This London instagrammer quit his day job and now travels the world taking shots on his iPhone. Jealous much? When not in far flung countries, he can be found back in his home city taking equally attractive shots. His dramatic and appealing shots of London (even on a rainy day) are impressive.
Adrian Richardson, @Ady.rian
Swansea boy turned Londoner, Adrian, has a cool collection of colourful London shots that look effortless and natural. His eye for street photography is infectious and we're loving how he can switch it up with some unique shots of the city too.
Liberty in London, @libertylondon
For quintessential London and endless goods to covet, Liberty of London’s Instagram has us salivating and wishing we were one of its regular customers. Shots are over the top, bright and cheerful - making for perfect viewing on a rainy Monday morning.
If you’re keen to master the art of Instagram, and smartphone photography in general, then come along to Foto Ruta’s iPhoneography experience, hosted at a secret location in London each week - all levels and smartphones are welcome!