We don’t have any hard facts to back this claim, but we’re confident in declaring Instagram as the hottest ticket to a (coffee table) book deal these days.
Think about it: the great photos, niche market, and audience – sometimes reaching millions – are already in place. Many people start and end their day scrolling through beautiful snapshots as part of carefully curated galleries, not to mention the dozens of Insta breaks in between.
But despite everything moving screenward, sometimes we just want to disconnect from technology and soak in the pleasures of print. Without sacrificing our Instagram addiction.
So here are 11 of our favourite Instagram accounts we’d love to see as coffee table books – physical, hard copy versions of the best digital galleries spanning industries that range from design and travel, to food and disaster journalism.
@veeceecheng – symmetry, cityscapes, design. Toronto.
@michaelchristopherbrown – Photojournalism. Global.
A photo posted by @michaelchristopherbrown on Jun 19, 2014 at 7:10am PDT
@kessara – life’s details, morning coffee. Chicago.
A photo posted by @kessara on Nov 14, 2014 at 7:18am PST
@food_feels – food (obviously).
A photo posted by Food Feels (@food_feels) on Nov 3, 2014 at 12:47pm PST
@fsmaldives – beaches, sunsets, vacation life. Maldives.
@lindaberlin – 60’s architecture, nostalgia, gloomy days. Berlin.
@gagosiangallery – contemporary and modern art.
A photo posted by Gagosian Gallery (@gagosiangallery) on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:27am PST
@garethpon – portraits, the human condition. South Africa.
@anddicted – cityscapes, architecture, breakfast. Milan.
A photo posted by @anddicted on Dec 8, 2014 at 10:39am PST
@maurice – cityscapes, the natural world. Los Angeles/Hong Kong.
A photo posted by Maurice Li (@maurice) on Dec 23, 2014 at 9:45pm PST
@tinorenato – bird’s eye, table setups. Indonesia.
Cover photo courtesy @tinorenato.