Celebrities, Photographers & Other Interesting Instagram Users
There are amazing unknown photographers, interesting public figures and talented artists that are Instagram users. One of the best things about Instagram is that people are posting photos they have taken instead of reposting photos as people do on Tumblr. It is also not a site for people to market website links and other spam that clutter up Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and most other sites. Instead it is purely a photo sharing site usually by the person that snapped the photo. That is really the beauty of Instagram -- it remains a pure site with very little spam.
But you have to know who to follow on Instagram to get the most out of it. And that is what we have attempted to do with this site. We have highlighted over 50 active Instagram users that bring a unique and compelling flair to their photo sharing. We have included users from six distinct categories; Artists and Photographers, Mainstream Musical Artists, Inspirational and Non-Profit Users, Actors and Actresses, Sports Figures and Edgy Instagram Celebrities.
While Instagram is only accessible as a mobile app, there are several entrepreneurs that have created sites that allow you to access your account from the web. Three of the most popular web viewers are Webstagram, Statigram and Ink361. This can make it a bit easier to navigate and monitor your following group, make comments, etc. The links I have provided below, to interesting celebs and users, are all to the Webstagram viewer where you can follow them if you are logged into your account.
A little bit about my selection criteria. While I know there are celebrities that would be fun to follow, if they don't post pictures then you are just looking at a "blank sheet of paper". In general, I wanted an Instagram user to have posted at least 100 photos for inclusion on the list. I would love to follow @KatyPerry but she has only posted 3 photos, so what is the point.
There are a few exceptions if the user has a huge Instagram following or if they have begun to post much more often. For instance, when I started my research Deron Williams (@dwill8), of the New Jersey Nets, only had about 80 photos. However, he was new to Instagram and he has proven to be a prolific poster, putting up between 4-10 photos a day as the US Team has toured Europe tuning up for the Olympics. It is a fun glimpse inside the latest version of the Dream Team.
You will notice a distinct skew to younger celebrities -- that is not a bias on my part, but unfortunately far fewer big name older celebrities participate on Instagram. Even if they have an Instagram account, they do not participate by posting any photos. You will find some older celebrities with Instagram such as Snoop Dogg and MC Hammer, but for the most part, its younger celebs that have embraced Instagram much more quickly.
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Justin Bieber fans are rewarded for following him though as he has posted over 580 photos. There are many behind the scene pictures of Justin, his friends and family.
640 photos 6.6 million followers
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This combination of entrepreneur and successful actress has resonated with fans and she now has over 1,300,000 followers. She is a prolific sharer and has posted over 600 photos from great food to fashion to friends, Jessica lets us into her life through Instagram.
620 photos 1,300,000 followers
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But often a catalyst event like the London Olympics will bring people together and introduce them to a new technology. In this case the Team USA basketball team was thrown together and a few active Instagram users including Deron Williams and Kevin Durant got all the other players on board so that many of them became active users.
Deron Williams was one of the leaders of Team USA Basketball and a catalyst for the Instagram revolution as he became a prolific photo poster during the warm-ups and games. He posted 4-7 pictures a day during the Team USA's quest for the Gold.
320 photos 150,000 followers
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330 photos 940,000 followers
130 photos 430,000 followers
110 photos 350,000 followers
125 photos 360,000 followers
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Bethany Hamilton - Soul Surfer
But more importantly than that, she fought back to inspire other people. After some early setbacks she thought about quitting surfing but she received so much fan mail from her inspiring story she realized that should have a huge impact both on people that were fighting other physical setbacks, but also young people struggling through any life setbacks.
It is an fantastic movie and an inspiring story. Brittany is definitely one of the most insteresting celebrities with Instagram
She has posted over 800 photos and has over 200,000 followers.
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1,900 photos 1.58 million followers
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On Instagram, you can follow some of these hot professional artists, the galleries that follow them and amateur photographers that have transformed into professionals as a result of Instagram.
Banksy, himself is NOT on Instagram, but this group follows much of what Banksy does and photographs many of his works of art for viewing on Instagram. Banksy's art is fantastic and I wish we could follow him directly but for now peering through another's lens will have to do.
110 photos 300,000 followers
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