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Los Angeles: An Instagram Photo Gallery

by Chantelle July 2014 - last edited September



Glitz, glamour and grit, Los Angeles has it all. But behind the gloss and the sunshine we wondered what L.A. looks like to those who live within reach of Sunset Boulevard or the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To see the city through the eyes of its inhabitants, we invited a selection of writers, musicians, photographers, bloggers and chefs to share their most interesting and personal Instagram snaps of their beloved neighbourhood. Discover one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic metropolises in our unique Los Angeles Instagram photo gallery.


Fashion and travel blogger Rumi Neely of fashiontoast is a California native who is currently based in West Hollywood. Instagram.com/rumineely

Rumi Neely | Los Angeles Instagram Photo Gallery

Capturing the surreal sunset on the beach when no one else is around


The Neighbourhood are a Cali-based rock band composed of vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott and drummer Brandon Fried. Listen to their music here. Instagram.com/thenbhd

The Neighbourhood | Los Angeles Instagram Photo Gallery

Top billing at The Viper Room and enjoying the Cali sunshine on a day off


When not in the kitchen at Rustic Canyon, the Los Feliz resident can be found relaxing in meditation or testing recipes for his forthcoming cookbook. Instagram.com/chefjeremyfox

Jeremy Fox | Los Angeles Instagram Photo Gallery

Pretty plates served up by Chef Jeremy Fox at the Rustic Canyon


Julie Lee is a self-taught photographer, food stylist, and editor based in Los Angeles. Instagram.com/julieskitchen

Julie Lee | Los Angeles Instagram Photo Gallery

Julie's popular food colages and enjoying an impromptu picnic 


Kimberly Genevieve is a lifestyle and editorial photographer based in Los Angeles. Her editorials merge California’s sun-kissed surfer aesthetic with chic urban fashion influences. She pulls inspiration from bright colours, everyday life, and the sunset strip. Instagram.com/kimgenevieve

Kimberly Genevieve | Los Angeles Instagram Photo Gallery

Beach days and view from the Griffith Observatory, taken from the hiking trails nearby



Natalie James is a food and travel writer/photographer, she's the creator of the lifestyle blog NJ in LA. http://instagram.com/njinla

Natalie James | Los Angeles Instagram Photo Gallery

Echo Park Lake, which is a great spot in L.A., and a light bite for lunch!



Rick Poon is a food, lifestyle, and travel photographer based in Los Angeles. Instagram.com/rick_poon

Rick Poon | Instagram Gallery Los Angeles

Two sides of L.A. - views from the sky and the streets


Tommy Lei is the Styleteller of MYBELONGING, a menswear, high fashion and lifestyle blog. Instagram.com/mybelonging

Tommy Lei | Instagram Gallery Los Angeles

L.A. night skyline and poolside at the trendy Custom Hotel


Jimmy Marble lives and works in Los Angeles, where he makes movies, music videos, and takes pictures. Instagram.com/jimmymarble

Jimmy Marble. | LA Instagram photo gallery

Perfect L.A. weather for skateboarding, or just lounging poolside 


Laure is a Los Angeles-based photographer known for her narrative images that illustrate contemporary life. For more L.A. adventures visit her website: laurejoliet.com. Instagram.com/laurejoliet

Laurie Joliet | L.A Instagram photo gallery

Strolling along Venice Beach and chilling out at Lake Arrowhead

Header image: Los Angeles sunset skyline LUNAMARINA/iStock/Thinkstock

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Have you been to Los Angeles recently? Do you have some cool Instagram photo gallery snaps to share? Send us links to your instagram pictures in the comments section below.

Written by Chantelle Symester

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Chantelle Symester

Chantelle Symester is a writer and editor based in London. When she’s not chained to her laptop working she can be found hopping on a plane to far flung places across the globe. Trips so far include adventures to Mexico, South America and North Africa and she now has her heart set on discovering the East. You can find her @csymester