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Life through the Lens
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10 Indy Instagrammers you should follow

Instagram. Its co-founders describe it as “a home for visual storytelling.” But, really, it’s more than just an app. It’s a community for those in search of a creative outlet, a way to share snapshots of their experiences, their explorations.

By the numbers, Instagram has more than 400 million users and more than 60 million daily uploads. In Indianapolis, the Instagram community has tagged 84,232 images with #igersindy. And while the @igersindy community boasts several suggested users (individuals hand-picked by Instagram), there are plenty of members with 1,000 followers or fewer who have some spectacular feeds. So, go on. Pull up the app. And give these fine folks a follow.


Cate, who studies strategic communication and digital media production, has an incredibly evocative feed. Her photos and video work are sensuous and sexy.

I’m not saying I planned an entire shoot around @quiljewelry but can you blame me if I had

A photo posted by Cate Pickens (@babedenny) on


Brandon is excellent at #chasinglight and #dropletlikeitshot. And, he has a knack for noticing the little things, the abstract moments that capture the beauty of real life.

Waterlogged. #dropletlikeitshot

A photo posted by Brandon Shirley (@brandons_lens) on


Tad is a freelance photographer whose feed focuses on “history and the places that connect us.” His gallery is a collection of art, architecture, and angles.


As Gage’s bio says, “It’s always something.” Check out his feed for dark, explorative looks at Circle City’s architecture. You might spot some shots of Chicago, too.

Basic 🏂

A photo posted by gage hein (@heinsights) on


In search of a fresh, clean feed that’s full of adventure? Check out Lauren’s gallery. There’s nature, natural light, and a fair share of #duckiethekitty photos.

babe(s) & boots

A photo posted by Lauren (@laur3nfi3lds) on


You almost feel like you have to whisper when browsing Megan’s feed. Her photos are reflective, quiet, and wouldn’t look out-of-place in an issue of Kinfolk.

Have the best morning babies

A photo posted by Megan Barrick (@megbarrick) on


Sean experiments with film photography and freelensing, and he’s a familiar face at @igersindy Instameets. He’s wicked good at portraits, too.


Architecture, architecture, architecture. All of the architecture. This Instagrammer splits his time among Indianapolis, New York City, and other photogenic metropolises.


A photo posted by StanP34 (@stanp34) on


Tina describes herself as “Midwest living, longboard loving, donut eating, and Vardagen wearing.” Her photos are playful and capture the lives of her four children.


Cara’s account in three words: intriguing, abstract, mysterious. She has bokeh shots and freelensing experiments and, lately, stunning photos from a trip to Iceland.

#visitindy #loveindy #keepindyindie #igersindy #hashtagindy #caracreeps

A photo posted by @yaycara on