5 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

5 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow
4 comments, 02/25/2014, by , in LOCAL, TECH

I run an Instagram account for the music blog Alternative Control and it’s turned me into an IG addict.  Since the account is supposed to be for a specific purpose, I’m constantly resisting the urge to post selfies and pictures of my cats – but I can still spend hours thumbing through everyone else’s pics. Here are a few of my favorite accounts:


1. Kim Kelly — @dormitorinvictus

Describing herself as a “wordslut and vagabond,” Kim Kelly is actually a well-respected metal journalist who works for the likes of Iron Fist, Pitchfork, Metalsucks, and National Public Radio.  (Yep, she covers extreme music for them – read her interview w/ Mike Williams of Eyehategod here.)  She has also roadied for bands like Orange Goblin and Saint Vitus, so her IG feed has a lot of tour shots.  And if you’re into those ear spacer thingies, Kelly is your girl.



2. Joshua Lapinski — @Unkle_Josh

Josh is a regular Connecticut dude who likes metal and posts some pretty funny shit.  I think we wake up around the same time, because I look at IG while I’m eating breakfast (told you I was an addict) and he’s usually just put up some hilariously obscene meme that makes me choke on my eggs.  He also shares a lot of the music he’s listening to, both local and more widely-known.


3. Renato Ghio –  @renatoghio

Another Connecticut local, Renato Ghio must be a professional photographer in real life.  He’s big on #cloudporn and his mid-air shots of birds are breathtaking.  Old buildings, forest scenes, close-ups of bicycle chains, and the occasional cat portrait make for an artistic and creative IG feed.


4. Suicide Girls — @suicidegirls

Um, do I really have to explain this one?  Hot, mostly-naked chicks with crazy tattoos, hair, and piercings — I don’t need a subscription, just seeing these girls in their undies is enough for me.  The only thing that bothers me about following Suicide Girls is that I keep getting older… But they stay the same age.


5. National Geographic — @natgeo

I’ve been a National Geographic fan since I was old enough to read, even though I mostly just looked at the pictures.  My grandma buys me a subscription every year for Christmas, so it was like Christmas all over again when I found Nat Geo on Instagram.  Their photography is mind-blowing – from gecko feet to mariachi bands to Congolese child soldiers, this IG account will transport you to a different world with the flick of a thumb.


For pictures of Connecticut’s local music scene, follow Alternative Control on IG — @altctrlct.

Who are your favorite Instagrammers? What do you love to take pictures of?

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  1. GrimKim
    February 25th, 2014 17:44

    AltCtrlCT renatoghio It’s cool, can’t go wrong with a good selfie, eh?


  2. renatoghio
    February 25th, 2014 17:43

    AltCtrlCT GrimKim it’s all good!


  3. AltCtrlCT
    February 25th, 2014 17:42

    GrimKim renatoghio Looks like editor used more recent shots than the ones u sent, I hope that’s ok! (Renato, I miss the bird shots!)


  4. SwtBudZzs
    February 25th, 2014 12:17

    CTBOOM AltCtrlCT I’m my favorite Instagramer…. ha


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