Except for one clever fellow way ahead of his time, the selfie is an entirely modern way for people take portraits of themselves, solo, or with friends and family. We use them to express our emotions, show off our stuff, and make people jealous that we’re laying on a sunny beach or visiting Disneyland. “Selfie” has even made it into the Oxford English Dictionary, forever solidifying it in human history. Love ’em or hate ’em, the selfie doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon.
Learn all about this art form with Sony’s historical account of “the rise of selfies”, in infographic form.
Instagram allows you to see exactly what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. We use Instagram to capture what makes us smile, what brings joy to our life, and what we are passionate about, and the accounts listed below are sure to inspire you in turn.
Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.
Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.
Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.