I have a lot of favorites when it comes to all things beer: can art, breweries, photographers, and of course the beer itself. In this first post in a series I’m calling “A Few of My Favorites,” I’m going to start with a few of my favorite Instagrammers. Off the top of my head, I can list a dozen that I really love, but I’ll start with just a few. Hat’s off to these photographers! Really amazing and inspiring work, each in their own way. Plenty more to come, so stay tuned for the next edition of A Few of My Favorites.
@bkbeerguy – Cory Smith is easily one of the most talented beer photographers on Instagram. His photography style ranges from super light and airy to dark and gritty, from soft and warm to raw and rugged, yet still manages to tie together as a single portfolio when viewed as a whole. And as if that weren’t enough to make me angry with jealousy, he is also an amazing journalist. His write up (and photography) on Bissell Brothers that appeared on Good Beer Hunting is well worth the read. I hear he’s a nice guy, too.
@thepourtraits – Matt Furman photographs brewers. I’ve only recently discovered his profile, and I haven’t even gotten around to liking any yet because I need to set aside a good half hour to go through every one and like them all. His photo of Henry Monkish brings a smile to my face every time I look at it and I can’t begin to tell you why. Like, I don’t even know any of these brewers and I want Matt’s photos hanging on my living room wall next to pictures of my wife and children.
@elitracks – Eli Traks’ photos, unlike Cory and Matt’s, usually take more of a studio-lighting-and-setup sort of approach, and man are they amazing! You might recognize here photos from the official Aslin Beer profile, which regularly features Eli’s pics. There’s just so much color and life in her photos, and the mid-splash raspberries dropping into beer look so good they make me drool. It would take me about a thousand pounds of raspberries and a keg’s worth of beer to reproduce anything even close to her pics.