4. Kait Privitera
As one of the city’s official photographers, Kait Privitera is privy to all kinds of behind-the-scenes moments with the mayor’s staff. Rather than a documentary of city government in action, Privitera’s feed is more about her own life and perspective. Cat pics and photos of backyard hangouts with friends are punctuated by random Kensington street corners and the halls of power.
5. Douglas Bovitt
Luckily for Douglass Bovitt, Instagram loves cats. Post the most thoughtfully composed photograph of something truly unique and awe-inspiring and it still won’t garner half as many likes as a picture of a cat. Bovitt’s feed is brimming with them, but the Courier-Post chief photographer also shoots food, people and just about anything he comes across that looks interesting.
6. Christopher Robinson
You’d be forgiven for assuming that Christopher Robinson is a professional photographer. The Philly-based drummer and artist has never taken pictures for a living, but his Instagram account shows Philly’s structures, trains and various landmarks with uniquely angled simplicity and a precision that suggest years of pro experience.
7. Brian James Kirk
Technically Philly co-founder Brian James Kirk doesn’t tout himself as a photographer, but he nonetheless captures Philly effectively. He’s not a heavy Instagrammer, but when he posts, he often does so from a unique angle on tried-and-true subjects, be it a subway stop or the city’s skyline.