It seems unlikely; the fact that some of the world’s best photographers host their portfolios on a phone-based app, but Instagram features some of the world’s most renowned car photographers all vying for your attention.
The quality of work is nothing short of astonishing too. Whether it’s a press photo of a mundane hatchback or a street-parked hypercar, these snappers go out of their way to showcase each car in a unique light.
Before we go listing our favourite automotive profiles on Instagram, let’s just say that beyond those listed here, there are thousands upon thousands of incredibly talented photographers on the platform, so keep exploring and start following anyone that resonates with your style!
Alex Penfold @alexpenfold
Starting out on the streets of London, camera in hand, Alex Penfold has forged an entire career out of automotive photography on Instagram. His crisp, clean style speaks for itself, and is closely modelled by his followers around the world.
In addition to prolific classic car video content, our second recommendation Petrolicious features some awesome automotive photography on its Instagram too.
Mark Riccioni @mark_scenemedia
Also based in the UK, Mark Riccioni made his name shooting for the likes of Top Gear magazine and others. His are some of the most technically beautiful car photos on the web and Mark’s work is almost without peer.
Blacklist Lifestyle @black_list
If you’re on Instagram for pure car porn, you can’t go past Blacklist Lifestyle. Featuring big-name photographers and up-and-comers alike, Blacklist caters to all corners of the car sphere.
Amy Shore @amyshorephotography
Attend any historic automotive event throughout the world and the chances are you’ll find Amy Shore furiously snapping away. Carrying a somewhat retro style into a digital era, Amy’s work precedes her.
Classic Driver @classicdriver
Purveyors of fine classic car content, Classic Driver posts the unique cars of yesteryear.
Zach Brehl @zachbrehl
Shooting for a number of leading manufacturers day to day, Zach also spends plenty of time visiting the world’s most prestigious automotive events and returning with stunning imagery featuring some of the rarest cars.
The Hoonigans @thehoonigans
From ridiculous builds to behind the scenes content from their burgeoning YouTube channel, the amount of variety available from The Hoonigans is immense.
Type 7 @type7
An Instagram-based magazine, Type 7 solely focuses on one of the world’s most iconic car brands, Porsche. Posting everything from unique architecture to classic 911s, there’s always something interesting featuring on the feed.
Bring a Trailer @bringatrailer
Bring a Trailer is a classic car auction service but uniquely involves Instagram in advertising the vehicles for sale on its site. Using expert, clean photography to illustrate cars, we just like viewing the unique cars people own. What’s better, they’re all for sale should you get the urge!
Car Lifestyle @carlifestyle
Showcasing the world of modified cars, Car Lifestyle doesn’t take itself too seriously and uploads all manner of crazy car content in photo and video form.
And forgive us, but we can’t help but plug our feeds too. Follow @motorofficial for epic performance car content, @4x4australiamag for everything off-road, @whichcarau for the latest automotive news and behind the scenes content, as well as @wheelsaustralia for the amazing print quality photos that make it onto the pages and more.
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