Joburg’s colourful and often chaotic streets are endlessly eye-catching and have long captured the imagination of the city’s photographers.
If you’re an Insta addict, here’s our pick of eight local Instagrammers to follow who capture the city’s streets.
Heather Mason is a prolific Joburg blogger who has been writing about and photographing the city through her blog 2summers for more than a decade. We especially love her knack for capturing the personalities of the people of the city and her dedication to discovering new places to visit. Follow @2summers here.
Anton Bosman is a talented photographer whose work has featured in major tourism campaigns. He specialises in land- and cityscapes and the city of Johannesburg is his muse, especially its’s mix of historic and contemporary architecture. Follow @antbosman here.
Ashvir Maharaj is a Joburg-based photographer with a passion for travel and landscape photography. As well as sharing his latest shots of the city on his Instagram channel, Ashvir also sells his prints online. Follow @ashvirmaharaj here.
Shingayi Sikipa is a street photographer who lives in the Joburg City Centre. As well as being an events and wedding photographer (check out his work @bantuframe), Shingayi is a SA Tourism certified South Africa Travel Expert who specialises in designing tourism packages for visitors who love photography. You can also buy his prints online via his Etsy shop. Follow at @shingisikipa here.
Professional photographer Francis Baloyi does it all: fashion shoots, wedding photography, architectural and street photography. He has a real knack for capturing the unique energy of the Joburg City Centre and shining a light on the city’s transport and great diversity of architectural styles. Follow @francis_baloyi here.
Artist James Delaney spends most of his time in Joburg travelling between his studio in Victoria Yards and The Wilds, where he leads a team of volunteers working to uplift this beautiful green space. His Instagram feed is full of verdant views of The Wilds and its flora and interesting shots of the city’s streets, as well as regular appearances from his Insta-famous dog Pablo. Follow @delaneyartist here.
A geologist turned diamond entrepreneur (check out her bespoke jewellery service Katannuta Diamonds), Clare Appleyard is also a photography fanatic based in Joburg’s East Rand. The city’s downtown streets feature prominently in her photographs of Joburg, and her knack for playing with light, shadow and reflections make her images particularly eye-catching. Follow @clareappleyard here.
Professional photographer Deresh Pillay’s Pixincredible Instagram feed mixes the rough with the smooth, capturing the city streets of Joburg in all their grit and glory. Follow along for unusual angles on historic streets, epic traffic jams, street art and skyline views. Follow @pixincredible here.