Instagram Focus - Adventure Photographers
By Robbie Foley
At North South we try to embody what it means to live an adventurous lifestyle. We grew up with an increasing sense that life should be about more than work. And a key facet of this sense of living lies in going out and experiencing and understanding our world more. As kids, we were inspired by the stories of past explorers such as Shackleton, Clark and Lewis. And we were captivated by the works of landscape photographers such as Ansel Adams. And like many, we now use photography extensively to capture and share our adventures, whether we are skiing, surfing, climbing or simply travelling off the beaten track. So we thought we would share with you those people who are inspiring us with their vivid portfolios.
Followers: 1 Million
Bio: Alex is leading the way for contemporary adventure photographers. He shoots predominantly throughout Northern America, though often ventures to Patagonia, Europe and other parts of the World. He travels with his partner Andrea Dabene, whose own stunning photography has attracted some 330 thousand followers to boot. Alex’s work captures the enduring and power and beauty of nature in an increasingly urbanised world and is inspiring thousands to venture far off the beaten track. Indeed, he has built on his success with ‘Alternative Living’, a book which promises to be a beautiful anthropology of various people living far out in the wild landscapes in which Alex shoots in.
Bio: You will not find anything on Instagram that looks like Owen Perry’s work. Perry shoots primarily within Canada as well as Southern America. His use of colour and lighting in post create deeply surreal and mystical vistas, that are well worth adding to your feed.
Bio: The Copenhagen based photographer shoots a mix of nature and the urban spaces within Europe. Kenneth’s images give renewed vigour to familiar settings, and his portfolio offers a powerful juxtaposition between the vibrancy and calm of city spaces.
Bio: Based out of New York, following a move from Taiwan, Sam Fan worked hard to build his reputation as a leading adventure - wanderlust style photographer. His Instagram features a great mix of cityscapes and landscapes with the occasional portrait mixed in. Sam’s own stylistic aesthetic exudes a great blend of urban style with the explorer edge, which fits with the disruptiveness and innovation that typifies this generation of adventure photographers.