Street Photography – Get Inspired

Some say street photography is one of the most honest forms of art. Anything and everything in public places such as cityscapes, people in grocery stores, passengers on the bus, street vendors – it all makes for fascinating subject matter. If you want to try your hand at this form of art, we have compiled a list of some awesome photographers for your reference. Feast your eyes and leave inspired!

Thunder and Lightning in Johannesburg South Africa

Roy Potterill

Roy Potterill, aka @roywrench, is a man about town. His Instagram page is definitely a source of inspiration for anyone looking to take up street photography or even just to enjoy stunning pictures taken from a variety of angles. Think people, landscapes, architecture and cityscapes… So get fancy with those fingers and follow him on Instagram.

Cedric Nzaka

Popularly known as @everydaypeoplestories, with work reminiscent of Humans Of New York, Cedric Nzaka is a street photographer who focuses on portraits of people in the inner-city. So if you’re interested in images of the diverse, unique and beautiful faces of Joburg, this is most certainly a must-follow artist for your feeds!

Faces + Places | @shelleymokoena | @siphelele_veti | @keneilwe_mothoa #AmstelAmplified

A photo posted by Cedric Nzaka (@everydaypeoplestories) on

Alessio La Ruffa

Alessio focusses on simple subjects and executes his shots with great finesse@alessiolr street photography actually makes one fall in love with the city in an inexplicable way. In addition to his master’s eye for stunning cityscapes, he also points his lens towards faces and uhm … pigeons. Yes you read right. He definitely loves pigeons. Don’t believe me? Follow him and see for yourself.


A photo posted by Alessio La Ruffa (@alessiolr) on

Christy Strever 

They say great photography forever captures a moment in time. @boogsgaga does even more than that and actually captures the magic of city life. Take a look at her images and you’ll understand. Christy’s main interests, judging from her Instagram page, are cityscapes but also landscapes. With pictures so enchanting, we recommend you click that follow button right away.

And the other side…Reef Hotel in Jo'burg has such amazing views of the city and they don't charge you if you want to take pics!

A photo posted by Christy Strever | Joburg (@boogsgaga) on

Desire’s Photo Studio

@desiresphotostudio has a Instagram page full of incredible cityscapes which are true to the streets. Capturing images of the city from fascinating angles, her work showcases the fascination and beauty of our city from a hundred different perspectives. Desire has a way of working with nature contrasted by man-made structures and in this way manages to evoke strong emotions. Her work is phenomenal and definitely worth a follow.

Anton Bosman

There are few things in this world that are as aesthetically pleasing as crisp, perfectly contrasted photographs. Ladies and gentlemen, meet @antbosman. His photography speaks loudly of his creativity, so this is one guy from whom you could take notes. Observe, follow and get inspired.

One more for today . I just could not resist . The beautiful Cosmopolitan Hotel in Maboneng built 1899 just before the turn of the century . It has recently had a revamp and its awesome to see such an iconic piece of Jozi's heritage being so loved . @maboneng @cityofjohannesburg @johannesburginyourpocket @iheartjoburg @iheartsouth_africa @instagram_sa @igerssouthafrica @igersjozi @fujixseries @fujifeed @fujifilmsociety @_fujilove_ @fujifilmmirrorless @fujixnet #johannesburg #citylife #fujixt2 #fujifilm #fujinon1024mm #longexposurephotography #night #nightphotography #maboneng #cosmopolitan #cosmopolitanhotel #lighttrails #architecture #heritage #jozi #streetphotography #street #livelikeandy #weexplore_ #weexploreza

A photo posted by Anton Bosman (@antbosman) on

Know other brilliant street photographers worth following? Let us know below!

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