Our generation’s obsession with social media may seem unhealthy on the surface, but a daily dose of scrolling through healthy content can bring motivation, creativity and laughter. Instagram is a great spot for all of the above. Here are four accounts that will amp up your positivity.
I love photography, and I love pieces that brings out the photographer's personality. Ben Zank takes simple, yet quirky pictures. His photos feature models, but you can never see their faces. The setting is always vast, like an empty highway, rainforest, or the beach. Sometimes the models are naked, but in a way where their nakedness is not inappropriate. After scrolling through a few photos, you start to appreciate the hard work the models endure by holding such difficult positions.
When I hear “beauty,” I think of women and the natural silhouette of their figures. French designer, Simon Porte Jacquemus, curates and designs his Instagram feed tastefully to showcase his beautiful clothes on beautiful women. I fell in love with his account after seeing the variety of models, their many shades of skin and hair textures. The women in his photographs often pose in sunny, natural settings, giving followers the urge to go on summer vacation. Jacquemus’s clothes provide a pop of color among the millions of photos in my feed.
Sponsorship and ads eventually get tiring, but this Instagram influencer doesn’t force her agenda. Instead, she promotes positivity and unity of women. Emily Oberg’s account features vintage streetwear, sneakers and fitness. She often shows us her workouts, the sneakers she prefers when exercising and water bars! Oberg shows her followers her home cooking, and promotes drinking water. She pushes supporting women-owned businesses, and the general collaboration of girls.
One Gig Co is a local apparel and skate shop in downtown Boston. Their Instagram feed features Boston-themed t-shirts, jackets and shoes that are all painted or printed by local artists. The owner of the store is extremely laid back; he will reply to anyone who comments on his photos. OG is a retail store but the Instagram photos make it seem like an art gallery instead, with sculptures and a variety of paintings. There are occasional skating videos and posts that show off the staff’s personality. The store also posts about incoming ice: necklaces, grillz and rings. This account is a physical representation of culture.