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10 Under-The-Radar Artsy Cool Kids You Need to Follow on Instagram

Your feed needs an artsy upgrade—here are the accounts you need to follow right now

Christian Coppola

We first discovered this NYU writer/director’s IG when his 9-minute indie film Heartbreak Hotel, featuring buzzy male model Jacob Morton, dropped last fall and we’ve been double-tapping ever since. Not only can Coppola shoot a delightfully dreamy ode to Old Hollywood glam, his selfie game (him peering out from behind a lamp, him with a cigarette up his nose, him holding a rat at Chateau Marmont) is art in its own right.

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Marc Armitano Domingo

The boyfriend/muse of photog Ryan McGinley, Marc is a cello player, model and vintage fashion lover. The stylish duo have travelled the world together, leading to an inspired photo diary that blends fine art, classic music and tasteful, tasteful nudes.
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Sasha Frolova

An on-the-rise It girl, NYC-based Sasha first caught out eye in last year’s short film Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Colby, and this year she’s appeared in Kate Spade’s holiday campaign alongside fellow fashion darlings Karlie Kloss and Derek Blasberg. We love her IG’s dreamy, quirky vibes!

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Lumia Nocito

Young, wild and free is exactly what this 17-year-old photog is all about. Her gritty, cool-girl images have been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine and Milk, and she’s appeared in an Adidas x Urban Outfitter campaign shot by fellow babely photog, Petra Collins. Her feed is an in-your-face mix of her dreamy work, badass crew and killer style.

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Elise by Olsen

When you discover a 16-year-old Norwegian fashion writer who is (NBD) also the editor-in-chief of her own subculture magazine, Recens, is there any doubt that her IG will be next level? Warning: cool factor, v v high!

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Chandler Kennedy 

This NYC-based photog, whose work focuses on intimate portraits of female muses, has worked with the likes of i-D, Vogue, Macy’s and J.Crew. We love her up-close-and-personal shots of badass girl bosses, plus every day still lifes and the (very, very, very) occasional selfie.

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Valentin Fufaev 

16-year-old Valentin first hit our radar as Gosha Rubchinskiy’s muse, but the Russian skater, who has since debuted his own streetwear capsule with Dover Street Market, is now making a name for himself in his own right. Check his feed for punk art photos, shadow-y selfies and casual squad pics from backstage at Balenciaga.
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Henry Stambler 

A model muse in NYC’s downtown art scene (he was discovered by artist Sandy Kim and has shot with Ryan McGinley). Henry’s feed is a visual mood board of his poetic punk lifestyle and DGAF crew.

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Diego Villarreal 

Spanish model-turned-photog Diego has taken New York by storm, not only landing a spot on Alexander Wang’s #WangSquad but also booking major gigs with Givenchy and Balmain. His feed features his gritty #nofilter images and glimpses into his hard-partying fashion night life.

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Matilda Dods

This Australian belle is a talented singer-songwriter/model (her music can be found here) who combines delicate femininity with rock ‘n’ roll edge. Her feed is essentially a lesson in killer selfie-taking, plus street style goals, plus alllllll the fashion FOMO.

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