5 Instagram Accounts that Shoot on Film that we Really like Right Now

5 Instagram Accounts that Shoot on Film that we Really like Right Now
Instagram accounts that capture enchanting frames on film Photo Credit: Instagram/alexburkephoto

In the times of fast-paced social media content, these accounts take their time to focus on quality over quantity

Nayanika Mukherjee
October 11 , 2020
08 Min Read

Elsa Bleda

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Children of the moon. // soul search.

A post shared by Elsa Bleda (@elsableda) on May 27, 2019 at 1:33pm PDT

Quiet. Mystical. Confusing. There’s no clear way of branding Elsa Bleda’s (@elsableda) work. The South African has a self-professed penchant for East Asian cinema, which manifests in a cinematic feed. We sense Wong Kar-wai, Studio Ghibli and Blade Runner as influences, but with her eye for detail, the list may well be endless.

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Cholla and nearby flowering btittlebush glow in the last minute of sunset light. The desert bloom this spring was beyond incredible! If you happen to be in San Antonio, check out my booth at the Fiesta Art Festival this weekend :)

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Alex Burke

Alex Burke (@alexburkephoto) is known for dreamy, offbeat and classically-composed landscapes showcasing the American West. He favours a 4x5 large-format camera for the immense leeway it provides in terms of focus, clarity and perspective control, and is all for passing on the relaxed joys of film. Numerous budding artists have followed Burke’s lead via his periodically-released tutorials, videos and books. His latest publication is Film in a Digital Age.

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Justino Blake

Experimentation seems to be the reigning sentiment for Justino Blake (@ernestohemingwayo)’s photographs. What puritans call ‘the film look’ is strong on his 35mm-dominant feed, with strategic light leaks, glares, scratches and noise framing people, places and mighty peaks. We particularly love the love for colour. Don’t forget to check out the ‘Summits’ highlight on his account.

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Akshay Mahajan

Perhaps the best of Akshay Mahajan (@lecercle)’s pictures are those featuring daily life and staged legends (like that of Behula) around the Brahmaputra. The photographer is also occasionally involved in his imagery. Begums of Bhopal captures a Kinnar procession from a mosque to a temple. Forecasting striking images at this annual event, Mahajan installed a painted backdrop at a busy spot on this route, where the revellers naturally paused in all their splendor.

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This is how Christmas time looks like in Iceland. While you're driving through the dark landscapes (the light only lasts couple of hours that time of year) once in while you pass a graveyard glowing in any colour imaginable. Very eye-catching, isn't it?

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Michael Novotny

Michael Novotny’s (@hazy_island) Instagram is a nomad’s view of the world. Water—in the form of ice, snow, rain, clouds, or glaciers—is a constant in almost every picture, the whites and greys broken by the neon of a jacket and the warmth of a window. It’s an oddly satisfying amalgam, where solitude, ruggedness and subtle composition marry to create a serene collection. Pictured here are Christmas decorations at a graveyard in Iceland.

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