From sunrise to sunset, from analogue to digital, and everything in between — taking photos in Portsmouth is never not a pleasure. Here are five new recommendations from us for local Instagrammers worth following this summer.
There’s a good chance you’re already following David Tuckwell, but double-check, because you’re missing out big-time if you aren’t. If you’re not, you’ll quickly grow attuned to seeing his intentionally-uncropped shots of our beautiful island on your feed. His stunning photos capture everything from sunrise to sunset, and everything in between. Dave nails every composition and edit, delivering some of local Instagram’s best aesthetics.
Military aircrew member and photographer Shaun Roster has a special passion for maritime shooting, regularly hitting the Solent waters by rib. His aerial snaps are especially jaw-dropping. Expect a feed bursting at the seams with horizon-bending wide angles filling the frame with Portsea Island in its entirety, often anchored by interesting stories, such as the unforgettable arrival of the impressive HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier.
Known for landscapes which turn the vibrancy and visual impact to the max, Johnny Black is something of a local photography legend. One of his shots of HMS Warrior in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard even won him a national award. Johnny is always out shooting in the earliest dawn hours and the latest dusk hours, especially in the summer. Give him a follow and you’ll be guaranteed to see a captivating attention-grabber daily.
A frequenter of popular photo opportunity hotspots including Southsea Beach, Old Portsmouth, and Canoe Lake, Pete is a recommended follow, particularly for sunset and swan shots.
Influenced by his main medium — architecture — Andrew shoots with a big focus on composition, texture, and contract. An ideal trifecta for endless brilliant shots of our city.
The peak account to get on your feed for snaps from Southsea Skatepark. Paul is forever coming through with physics-warping shots from mind-blowing angles, capturing skate, BMX, et al.
While he certainly does shoot digital, Howard is best known for experimenting with all manner of film, and giving detailed descriptions of equipment used for each shot. A very unique eye on the island.
At 16, Ben has started shooting young, and the talent is already shining on through. He captures urban spaces in Portsmouth and other cities beautifully, and crafts pleasing VSCO-style colour edits.
Sunset king Lee consistently captures some of the most breathtaking images of Portsmouth of all time. He frequents the beach — following him reminds us all that we’re lucky to live where we live.