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
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
Top billing at The Viper Room and enjoying the Cali sunshine on a day off
CHEF JEREMY FOX
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
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’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
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
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
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
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
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
Strolling along Venice Beach and chilling out at Lake Arrowhead
Header image: Los Angeles sunset skyline LUNAMARINA/iStock/Thinkstock
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Written by Chantelle Symester