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New Orleans-based Instagrammers To Follow
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New Orleans-based Instagrammers To Follow

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Updated: 29 September 2016
Instagram is one of the best ways to virtually discover a city or region, and New Orleans is one of the most Instagrammable cities we know. NOLA is full of unique food, music, architecture, and quirky stories and characters. Enjoy our list of our favorite New Orleans-based Instagrammers.


Born and based in New Orleans, Frank Relle is a prolific photographer whose work focuses on the architecture and landscape of the city and the surrounding area. His photographs have appeared in the Smithsonian Museum of American History and have been featured in The Oxford American, The New Yorker and The New York Times. @frankrelle displays beautiful snapshots of what makes up this haunting and mysterious part of the country.


Joy Wilson, the woman behind the popular blog Joy the Baker, moved from California to New Orleans in 2014. Since then, she has documented her new recipes and other baking adventures from her kitchen in the French Quarter. In addition to beautiful food photography, @joythebaker features snapshots of her home city and examples of how New Orleans has influenced her approach to making and enjoying food.


NOLAbeings is a storytelling project begun by New Orleans photographer Claire Bangser. The project is inspired by Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” and Bangser’s love of striking up conversations with people she meets around the city. @NOLABeings shares portraits and stories from NOLA residents from all walks of life. Though New Orleans tends to attract “characters,” Bangser strives to feature everyday residents of the city and to draw out what makes them unique.


Artist Rebecca Rebouche splits her time between a loft in NOLA’s Bywater neighborhood and her studio in rural Louisiana. Her allegorical paintings appear on various products at Anthropologie, as well as on the walls of private clients. @rebeccarebouche reads like a love letter to Southern Louisiana and captures the art community of New Orleans.


Johnice Katz is a realtor and certified historic home specialist who documents her passion for New Orleans architecture through her Instagram account, @johnicetherealtor. She takes photos of homes in every neighborhood and showcases the architecture New Orleans has to offer. Katz has lived and worked with clients in many different areas of the city.


WILDSAM field guides are small city guides that show both locals and visitors the authentic nature of the city. WILDSAM produces guides for New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, Nashville and Austin; featuring personal essays, hand-drawn maps, memoirs and more. @wildsam features all of these cities, including truly authentic snap shots of New Orleans.


Oui We is home to the musings of creative director and stylist Andi Eaton. In addition to her blog and Instagram account, Eaton wrote the book New Orleans Style, which chronicles the city’s fashion trends through history. Eaton also has her own women’s clothing line, which she displays in her showroom, Hazel & Florange, and she founded the Southern Coalition of Fashion and Design, which hosts an annual Southern Design Week. @ouiwegirl chronicles the best of New Orleans style.


As “the official New Orleans Instagram,” @visitneworleans showcases more than just the side of NOLA tourists see. The account features shots of food, architecture, live music, events and quirky NOLA characters from across the city. @visitneworleans encourages followers to use #followyournola for a chance to have your photo featured on the account.


Juley Le is a native of Houma, Louisiana who found her way to New Orleans through her studies. Today, she is the food editor for The Everygirl, and she runs her own lifestyle blog and creative consulting business. Le’s approach to life is “classic, casual and cool.” She showcases her impeccable taste and lifestyle tips through @juleytl.


Belle Annee is a recipe and lifestyle blog chronicling the adventures of Jessica Bride, a prolific food writer who splits time between New Orleans and London. Her work is dedicated to “eating, drinking, living and loving;” and @belleannee features gorgeous food photos, recipe tips and hints of her not-so-subtle passion for her native city of New Orleans.