Everyone knows Instagram but not everyone knows ‘Vemodalen’, a phrase which equates to the ‘frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical images already exist.’ So, hereby lies the problem. The depressing outlook is that despite your adventures, it is likely that the picture you are about to take has already been taken, and inevitably, the picture in existence is probably better than what you can muster. Therefore, it is imperative to scope the lengths and breadths of Instagram to discover the people who are remarkably, doing things their own way. Which is why we are continuing our weekly new series of the Instagram accounts that you need to follow – with our top five automotive accounts featuring Jonathan Szxzupak, Ted Gushue, Sihabutr Xoomsai na Ayudthaya, St Christophorus and Oliver Sold Photography.
Jonathan Szczupak – @between_the_white_lines
As an automotive designer for Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Jonathan Szczupak uses his love for photography to find fresh inspiration for his latest designs. His automotive explorations have seen him capture a whole host of classic rally cars, modern racers and vintage roadsters across some of the best race tracks in the world.
Ted Gushue – @tedgushue
As the Editorial Director of Petrolicious, it is fair to say Ted Gushue has access to some of the greatest sights in modern motoring; which is why his feed makes for such enjoyable viewing. The Petrolicious ethos of hyper-honest conversation and photography is reflected in Ted’s own Instagram, with an array of beautifully shot classic cars from the 911 to the BMW 2002.
Sihabutr Xoomsai na Ayudthaya – @tennster
It’s seemingly inappropriate to feature the automotive Instagram accounts of the week without including a Porsche enthusiast; and Film Director of Triton Film and Editor of GT Porsche Thai Edition, @tennster fits the bill. The Thai-based creative maintains the elegance of the 911 through the influence of simple, refined shots that showcase a range of new and old favourites.
St Christophorus – @st_christophorus
@St_chrisophorus is ‘always looking for the next vintage cars’ and his Instagram feed follows suit by showcasing the diversity of some of the best classic cars in existence. We particularly recommend a flick through his archives to discover the photos of his trip to Indonesia.
Oliver Sold Photography – @oliversoldfotografie
A self-titled ‘car connoisseur’, Oliver uses his feed to document the diverse beauty of German cars, with his meticulous detail shots making you see some of the most iconic models in a different light. Check out his exclusive series of the BMW 2800.