Whether you love it or dislike it, Instagram has become an integral part of our daily workflow when it comes to sharing and discovering content. Getting your posts noticed can be a near impossible task amongst so much content out there. Seriously, over 95 million photos and videos are shared on Instagram daily. Enter, cinemagraphs. 2017 was an awesome year for cinemagraphs on Instagram. With more people creating and sharing this thumb-stopping medium, cinemagraphs are now the best way to stand out from the plethora of visual content that is Instagram. We rounded up a few of our favorite cinemagraph Instagrammers from the past year who are making beautiful living photos, growing their audience, and telling incredible stories. Check them out below!
Our Favorite Cinemagraph Instagrammers of 2017
Isaac is a fascinator, excitement addict, map collector, adventure evangelist – and not to mention, he’s a fantastic photographer. His Instagram account is a real thrill-ride of adventure and travel.
Finn is an award-winning travel, lifestyle, and commercial photographer based in the United Kingdom where he lives with his wife and two children. Attracted by his cinematic style and the narrative he weaves throughout his work, Finn shoots for the likes of Apple, Land Rover, Omega, Cartier, and a variety of other global brands.
The work of Ayla El-Moussa is an escape from realism and a journey through the possibilities of imagination and creativity into cloudland. Head on over and get inspired.
Gareth is a powerhouse when it comes to creating jaw-dropping visual content. With an eye for color and animation, his Instagram is an ensorcelling sea of inspiration for aspiring creators. Fun fact: he hides a tiny little rocket in all of his Instagram posts.
With an Instagram aesthetic that will send you on a non-stop scroll session, you will find an aura of warmth and welcomeness in all of Elle-May’s posts. She often uses subtlety to convey a powerful story through her cinemagraphs.
Feelings of wanderlust? Well, you’re going to want to hold on tight, because Samuel’s Instagram is a window to some of the most beautiful places on earth! With phenomenal imagery and cinemagraphs, Samuel manages to draw you in with every single post.
Inspired by her travels across the globe, Alexandra is determined—with camera in hand—to share the world with others in a new and imaginative way. She has a passion for shooting a variety of subjects, ranging from the awe-inspiring landscapes of our Earth, to the everyday details that make up our lives.
Photography duo Jess Schwarz & Tiago da Silva are masters of capturing incredible emotion in their cinemagraphs. Their Instagram account is an eclectic mix of lifestyle, street and portrait cinemagraphs.
“Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure everything out at one. You don’t. So just breathe. You’re strong, you got this. Take it day by day… And don’t compare yourself to others. Nobody has it together. We’re all whispering “I’m Ok” to ourselves. He best thing one can do… is recognize your progress. You’re not the person you we’re a year ago. So no matter how your feel. Get up. Dress up. Show up. And Never Give Up.” -Karen Salmansohn
With incredible imagery from every part of the world, Kyle’s Instagram is a theraputic escape from everyday monotony. Go and get lost in his visual prowess.
Of course, there are many more creators that are posting amazing cinemagraphs on Instagram… our community is filled with them! These are a few that have gained substantial followings, and are using cinemagraphs to tell stories in a new way. Know of any other cinemagraph Instagrammers that should make the list? Let us know in the comments!