Instagram isn’t just for attention-seeking model wannabes. The platform allows musicians to share details of their project; photographers to curate material for followers; and record store workers to paint themselves like their favourite album covers.
We have picked out some of our favourite Instagram accounts to share, on the basis that they fit into one of the categories described above. We will add to the list as we go, but feel free to send in your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A record store worker from Gothenburg, Sweden, Mio has charmed the internet by painting herself as the radio signal from Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and the Warhol banana from The Velvet Underground & Nico.
Vinyl looms large in Mio’s life, and the images from her favourite records have become part of her life. She is trusted by Anna von Hausswolff to do her make up, so album designers ought to be confident that Mio’s tribute work is of the highest quality.
As Pieces of Juno, the Norwegian singer and songwriter, Juno Jensen, has captivated us with dark and brooding experimental and jazz-influenced material.
Her Instagram feed reveals some of the pieces of her world, including her allies in the Norwegian label and club, Koso.
Quietly tucked away on Instagram is the account of novamute, the techno label revived by Mute. Releasing material by Daniel Blumberg, Chris Liebing and Fidelity Kastrow, novamute is regaining its position as the go-to label for dance music.
As one of the great rock photographers, Anton Corbijn’s feed should be a source for fans of music and aspiring snappers. It is filled with high quality material from the master.
The Instagram feed for Marija Buljeta Photography is full of material from her studio sessions, but it is also includes live concert photography from a very wide range of artists.
Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Front Line Assembly, Die Krupps, OMD, Laibach and others have come before her lens, and their souls have truly been captured.
The project of Hélène de Thoury features a nicely curated set of images that allow fans to follow its progress. With stage shots, information on shows and release details, it is a model for how artists can make use of social media platforms to engage with their fans.
There is only one Kanga. You never know what you are going to get from the LA-based artist: one moment, she is resting on the floor, programming patches; the next, she is standing next to Matthew Setzer from Skinny Puppy looking very peaceful. All in a day’s work.
The IAMX keyboard player, Sammi Doll, leaves a trail of images that would shame Hansel and Gretel. Follow the path of treats from touring to reach the destination: musical bliss.