Some of my favorite current photographers: Volume 1

Photography has been a love of mine for as long as I can remember. My love for it grew while taking a photography class in high school where we mostly learned how cameras work and made a pin-hole camera but also learned about the art of photography.

Anyone can work a basic camera and take photos. However art is about more than that. When I look at a photographer’s body of work, I want to understand their perspective and feel something. That doesn’t mean that the subject matter has to be extraordinary. I’ve had photographs of benches, cups, and beds stop me and hold my attention for quite a while.

What makes a photographer interesting is their eye for the world around them and our interaction with that work and perspective. The following are some current photographers that I love to follow on Instagram.

Teju Cole

Cole finds beauty in every day travels. His talent lies in his ability to notice interesting details in ordinary things.

The light and movement.


A photo posted by Teju Cole (@_tejucole) on Sep 14, 2016 at 6:21am PDT


What I can’t see intrigues me.


Basel – #knownandstrangetour

A photo posted by Teju Cole (@_tejucole) on Oct 5, 2016 at 9:19am PDT


I love how ordinary it is. It’s just a bed and yet there is that eye for shadow and story.


Twenty nine men listed the apartment (two bedrooms, one living room, one kitchen) on Marienstrasse as their address between 1998 and 2001 while Mohammed Atta’s name was on the lease. – #knownandstrangetour

A photo posted by Teju Cole (@_tejucole) on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:20am PDT


Andre Wagner

Wagner’s work focuses on people. He isn’t afraid to get close and there is an obvious respect for the people he photographs on the street. I love the connection in this photograph.


New York City, 2016

A photo posted by Andre D. Wagner (@photodre) on Oct 19, 2016 at 3:58pm PDT


The humanity, composition, light and shadow.


New York City, 2016

A photo posted by Andre D. Wagner (@photodre) on Oct 13, 2016 at 6:07am PDT


Candid, beautiful moment.


Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn 2016 #35mm

A photo posted by Andre D. Wagner (@photodre) on Oct 8, 2016 at 8:05am PDT


Ray Neutron

Aside from having photographed some of my favorite hip-hop artists ( Lecrae and Propaganda to name a couple) he notices and captures beauty in everyday moments.

I love the context and he shot it at just the right fraction of a second.


LOS ANGELES: 5/28-6/1, 6/23-27. Act accordingly.

A photo posted by rayneutron (@rayneutron) on Apr 20, 2016 at 1:58pm PDT


The lighting sets the mood and it feels like an old-school photo. The car, the graffiti, the fire escape…


Ultralight Beemer

A photo posted by rayneutron (@rayneutron) on Apr 5, 2016 at 3:08pm PDT


Excellent composition and the timing makes the shot.


goose neck

A photo posted by rayneutron (@rayneutron) on May 19, 2016 at 8:26pm PDT


Craig Reilly is a member of Street Photography International. His photographs are mainly people and urban landscapes. Mood.


#Tate Modern, #London. #SPiCollective #transfer_visions #maybeLDNer #candid #streetphotography #streetphotography_bw #ig_streetphotography #street_photography #streetphotographer #streetphotographers #street_photographer #streetphoto #streetphotos #streetphoto_bw #streetphoto_bnw #streetphotografy #blackandwhitephotography #igersbnw #meistershots #instamagazine #killtheunderground #streetdreamsmag #fragmentmag #thecoolmagazine

A photo posted by Craig Reilly (@furby76) on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:01am PDT


Lots of shadow so that everything becomes just shape and silhouette.


Dubrovnik, Croatia. #SPiCollective #transfer_visions #maybeLDNer #candid #streetphotography #streetphotography_bw #ig_streetphotography #street_photography #streetphotographer #streetphotographers #street_photographer #streetphoto #streetphotos #streetphoto_bw #streetphoto_bnw #streetphotografy #blackandwhitephotography #igersbnw #meistershots #instamagazine #killtheunderground #streetdreamsmag #fragmentmag #thecoolmagazine

A photo posted by Craig Reilly (@furby76) on Jul 15, 2016 at 12:13am PDT


I want to be there.


Kotor, #Montenegro. #SPiCollective #OlympusUK #transfer_visions #streetphotography #streetphotography_colour #ig_streetphotography #street_photography #streetphotographer #streetphotographers #street_photographer #streetphoto #streetphotos #streetphotocolor #streetphotocolour #streetphotografy #meistershots #instamagazine #killtheunderground #streetdreamsmag #fragmentmag #thecoolmagazine #streetlife_awards #beststreets #josetorowalkers

A photo posted by Craig Reilly (@furby76) on Jun 27, 2016 at 12:09am PDT


Brittani Sensabaugh is a documentarian from Oakland. Her photos mainly focus on people but also on the cities they live in. Her photography stresses the positive and beauty in the people and surroundings she captures while also showing what needs to change.

Her photos turned into billboards! Spreading love.


Level up. 2 billboards up. ( Deepeastoakland 73rd & International + 87th international eastbay dragon building ) 6 more to go inside of Oakland & then LA (Watts) + Newyork you’re next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is for my people!I’m buying the whole hood up! The revolution will not be televised. #brittsense #222forgottencities

A photo posted by Brittani Sensabaugh (@brittsense) on Oct 22, 2016 at 9:24am PDT


There’s a lot of meaning here. Her photos make you think.


Presents : The Power Of Melanin. /// Watts – Los Angeles 2015 /// The revolution will not be televised. #brittsense #222forgottencities #watts #losangeles

A photo posted by Brittani Sensabaugh (@brittsense) on Sep 4, 2016 at 9:33am PDT


Hair. Texture.


Presents : The Power Of Melanin. /// Lower 9th Ward – NewOrleans 2016 #brittsense #brittsensedotcom #222melanin #222forgottencities #222neworleans #lower9thward #neworleans

A photo posted by Brittani Sensabaugh (@brittsense) on May 23, 2016 at 9:30pm PDT


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