We’re pretty proud of all the sweet automotive photos that we post on Instagram. But we enjoy looking at other people’s, too. We asked members of the Hagerty Media team to share their recent (non-Hagerty) Instagram favorites. Here are their picks, with staff listed in alphabetical order by first name:
It’s no secret around here that I love old vans. An old VW bus is pretty much as cool as it gets. The patina and old lettering on this particular VW is awesome. But what I like the most about this photo (by @amyshorephotography) is the composition and the very subtle match of the orange color from the van and the pipe/railing on the wall.
Chris Labrooy (@chrislabrooy) is a brilliant and rather talented digital 3D artist from Scotland, with a particular interest in classic cars. He renders both his settings and his crazy visual automotive experiments completely in the virtual world, where he can manipulate and play with them in impossible, fantastic fashion. I love this 964 series Porsche 911, both for its palpable sense of texture, as well as its splashes of color, which remind me of the old Harlequin VW Golfs.
This image (by @abstractsunday) both cracks me up and is inspirational. What a fantastic idea: take everyday stuff and create an image with it. It’s simple, fun, and it takes some serious creativity to turn a comb into a (Rolls Royce?) limo. Best of all, it begs for some clever comments. Like, “Grrroom, Grrroom!”
Looking at photos capturing racing’s history, we tend to think of the danger behind the wheel. This image illustrates that perhaps it was equally dangerous to be competitive behind the lens. (Photo by @petrocamp)
I like this photographer’s Instagram collection (@jocelyn.janon) as a whole, so it’s difficult to choose one favorite. I like this one, and this one, and this one… OK, you get the point. I appreciate the hook here, looking through cars at a car show to include the people looking in or finding the owners unaware. A bit voyeuristic, I suppose, but a take on the culture of the car crowd at these shows instead of only focusing on the lines of the cars themselves. The car becomes the frame, the car fan the subject.