Art & Lifestyle

8 Travel Photographers to Follow For Holiday Inspiration

Stuck on where to travel to for the latter half of 2019? Look no further than the evocative Instagram feeds of these travel photographers for equal helpings of inspiration and wanderlust.

by Gavin Yeung

19 Jul 2019

Harimao Lee

 

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With a keen eye for out-of-the-ordinary architecture in far-flung places, Harimao has uncovered little-known gems such as the Bailong glass elevator in China’s Zhangjiajie national park and the traditional Miao villages of Guizhou that have essentially been frozen in time.

Candy Lai

 

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British-born Candy is an expert at uncovering slice-of-life moments on her travels abroad, as well as taking the whimsical self-portraits on the go. She’s unafraid to play with illusory imagery as well, as evidenced by her larger-than-life presence on Cape Town’s Table Mountain.

Victor Cheng

 

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Toronto native Victor has built a following for his highly geometrical travel shots as well as flatlays of the photographer’s gear he brings with him abroad. Partner Samantha often takes a starring role in his shots, and is a formidable photographer in her own right.

Elaine Li

 

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An art director by day, Elaine’s meticulously composed images take on a filmic and poetic quality, whether it’s capturing the canyons of Xinjiang or the mosques of Iran. Her portraits are equally cinematic, more often resembling stills from an indie flick.

Jeremy Cheung

 

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It’s difficult to pin down Jeremy’s style, so diverse is his aesthetic, ranging from whimsical and pastel-hued, to atmospheric off-the-cuff street photography. One thing’s for sure, his imagery is wonderfully transportive time and again.

Nick Chu

 

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Based in Shanghai, you can be certain to spot Nick at the coolest events around the region – lately he has been tasked with photographing the KAWS:HOLIDAY installation as it travels from Taipei to Hong Kong to Japan and beyond. Outside of work, his travels take him to off-the-beaten-path destinations around China, where he produces images that are at once surreal and breathtaking.

Rod Ruales

 

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An island hopper by nature, Rod’s Instagram feed is filled with the dreamiest tropical destinations around Southeast Asia, rendered in beautiful pastel colours.

Melissa Hie

 

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If you choose your holidays for the food as much as the sights, look no further than this account, which combines street foods and local snacks with an instantly recognisable landmark.

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