Artistic Accounts to Follow on Instagram

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Evidence captures life in Venice Beach through stunning landscape photos. (Instagram)

Evidence captures life in Venice Beach through stunning landscape photos. (Instagram)

Taking a photo is much more than just looking through a view finder and pressing the shutter button. Although, that is literally what it is, there are certain people that use it as an escape. They use photography as an art form, a way to express themselves.

Whether it’s trying to capture the perfect moment, or make the viewer feel a certain way, most photographers look through the viewfinder and press the shutter button with a purpose. If it’s an amateur or a professional, it doesn’t matter. You could be trying to take a picture of something as simple as what you had for lunch or it could be something more meaningful like a baby opening its eyes for the first time looking up at its parents.

Here are three photographers that shoot with purpose that you need to follow on Instagram.

Asher Moss (@basementfox) – Asher Moss is a freelance photographer. His photos usually consist of landscape and portraits. Much like Chris Ozer, his style is photos filled with beams of light. The things that sets him apart from everyone else is his ability to make all his photos seem like they were taken in a different time period. Unlike other photographers on Instagram, he uses DSLR, film and Polaroid cameras. By utilizing these different cameras he is able to give the pictures he takes a nostalgic feel.

Evidence (@mrevidence) – Hailing from Venice, Calif., Evidence is a landscape photographer who shows his immediate world around him. Shooting almost all his pictures from his iPhone, it is truly amazing to see how the pictures come out on his Instagram feed. A wide majority of the photos he takes are of Venice Beach. He is able to take stunning pictures of those even-more-stunning sunsets and sunrises. Whether he is on the beach, pier or walking around the shops and bars of Venice, you can find it all on his extraordinary feed.

Travis Jensen (@travisjensen) – Jensen is a street photographer from San Francisco, Calif. “I moved to San Francisco nearly two decades ago, fresh out of high school, with a duffle bag, skateboard and $800 cash” is how he tells it on his personal website. This is San Francisco like you’ve never seen it before. Instead of focusing on the landmarks, he has a wide variety of street photography that mostly includes the people of San Francisco. From Chinatown to the Golden Gate Bridge, he does a good job of showing off the city. His pictures have even caught the eye of Van Styles – they are now collaborating on the V/SUAL “City Series” T-shirts – along with Trashhand and 13th Witness.

These photographers show you things that you see in everyday life like you’ve never seen them before, revealing the true beauty of the world that we live in.

Gabriel Preciado is a Contributing Writer for Living Out Loud - LA, covering lifestyle and entertainment. Follow him on Twitter: @gable222
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