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17 Phoenix Instagrams You Need to Be Following

There are a lot of things you might need to explain about The Valley, but there's one thing that even the most stubbornly un-insightful non-Phonecian can immediately figure out for themselves -- it's stunningly photogenic. Celebrating that fact, we decided to track down the very finest, best-curated, and downright prettiest Instagram accounts the city has to offer...

@desert_oasis

If you’re looking for an account to show you all of AZ's most glorious scenery (with the occasional cute dog photo) this is the one for you.

@_cody_howard_

If you were looking for some inspiration to get out and get hiking, this account will do the trick. Incredible desert views, all edited to perfection.

@donjay

From portraits to silhouettes to cleverly positioned scenery shots, this Instagrammer has it all.

@pshannahan

Arizona Republic photographer Pat Shannahan takes Instagram to a whole new, occasionally black & white level, with his array of portraits and exceptional nature shots.

@aufiero

This Phoenix designer has the skill to make even an open suitcase or pair of sunglasses visually appealing and artistic. Despite that, he still takes shots of jaw-dropping natural wonders.

@phxtarin

This Instagrammer's perfectly positioned close-up shots and experimentations with light give her photos an unparalleled creative edge.

@6pennies

Guns, knives, the occasional action figure, and artistically photographed Arizona landscapes -- this account covers all the Instagram basics.

@arizonadreamin

This next-level account showcases an incredible variety of nature, portraits, urban scenes, and breathtaking light effects.

@sfawnd

This photographer and stylist sees (and captures!) the beauty in everything, from an unmade bed to a baguette display.

@cityonfilm

Stunning photos of nature from across the country, and even more captivating profile shots and portraits fill the square ranks of this account.

@cheyp

Presenting: the perfect mix of artfully curated food pictures, one-of-a-kind interior spaces, landscapes, and candid portraits.

@kristinemorgan

This self-proclaimed metamodernist shows you what metamodernism is by skillfully presenting hundreds of beautiful, yet unexpectedly creative portraits.

@ashponders

Ash expertly captures everything from a dead pig to an adult film shop and still manages to make it visually appealing. Not to mention the selection of black-and-white photos are absolutely stunning.

@jaquib

Jake nails the art of minimalist photography and captures a lot of beautiful, beautiful Arizona cacti.

@adammgarcia

Garcia shows off the incredible beauty of Arizona, finding some of the coolest local spots and best art gracing the local streets.

@chaseottney

Want to check out a slick, perfectly framed view of urban life? Click above.

@brandoninaz

Brandon kinda perfectly captures the urban vibe of Phoenix with superbly edited, artful shots.

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