The Bay Area is full to the brim with talented, creative, attractive and curious characters. And many of them are no slouch with a camera, either! We've compiled a list of some of the best local Instagram profiles for you. Enjoy.

Professional Food Photographer, Sonya Yu: instagram.com/sonyayu

Sonya Yu posts mouth-watering photos of all sorts of delicious Bay Area foods, such as:

Craftsman and Wolves’ picturesque fig & berry desserts

And this nebulous coffee from Ritual Coffee Roasters

Street photographer Travis Jensen: instagram.com/travisjensen

Jensen's stark, ultra-hi-def photos are as real as it gets. He shoots life at its grittiest, including:

Crop circles in pavement

And this man's baseball card collection

Model and fashion photographer Nichole Ciotti: instagram.com/nicholeciotti

Ciotti dons the city’s haute couture for the camera, as well as compiling lists of recommendations and gift ideas. Some of her best shots are:

Urban-casual, with a not-so-casual background

Rocking a plaid overcoat

And the occasional homemade artisan breakfast/pajama photo.

Googler and inventor of the hashtag Chris Messina: instagram.com/chris

Check out his username. Former Google employee and creator of the beloved hashtag, Chris's feed is full of such goodies as: 

Wine, cheese and comics

And this amazing view from the ferry to Larkspur

Fashion photographer, model, and blogger Tienlyn Jacobson: instagram.com/thoughtfulmisfit  

Tienlyn Jacobson is all kinds of awesome. Her photos manage to show off her style and the beauty of the city at once:

Traversing tunnels in sequined sweatpants

And somehow managing to coordinate her outfit with the color of shade

Typographer extraordinaire Erik Marinovich: instagram.com/erikmarinovich

As a change of pace from the mostly-visual Instagram feeds we’re so used to, check out Erik Marinovich’s creative use of text. Particularly impressive pieces are:

These awesome beer bottles

“"mperslam™," whatever that means

And his celebration of the Giants' victory

Lawyer and fashion blogger Tina Phan: instagram.com/teapea19 

Phan embodies SF style at its most chic. Check out razor-sharp shots such as:

This gold-studded black/white ensemble...


...Complete with padlock necklace and badass shoes

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