Photo by Teal Thomsen
Photo director Jessie Adler has collected some of the photographers that she turns to when she’s dreaming about her next getaway. Be sure to give them a follow to fill your feed with wanderlust-inspiring shots.
I’ve been lucky to work with Brian a handful of times over the years. He is a true artist who’s got the color-light-location thing (the Gym-Tan-Laundry of my world!) down to a science. The way he captures a mood, thoughtful compositions, and fleeting moments is always unforgettable to me.
Sometimes I just search the name of a place I want to travel and let the internet pull me down the rabbit hole. Chefchouen, Morocco was one of those places, and it led me to finding the gorgeous travel photography of Lucy Laucht. Her luxurious dreamscapes offer a true escape of the mind and inspiration for days. Can I go here or here or here right now? Well … not right now … but you know what I mean!
I was so happy to have stumbled upon Sam Vox’s work through some of our mutual Instagram friends on another one of my tours down the photo rabbit hole. His inspiring images are always beautiful with a rich color palette, but dig deeper and you’ll find emotional, intimate stories behind many of them. Sam has a real talent and also, it seems, a desire to create positive change in this world.
I met Teal soon after she left her office job to become a travel photographer. In the time since, she has been killing it; her feed is total eye candy to me. Her color palette, locations, and captured moments offer some much-needed happiness and a carefree headspace.
Lance’s surreal photos of snowy Joshua Tree National Park are crazy beautiful. They’re what first drew me to his feed. I also love his graphic Mid-Century Modernist interiors and exteriors, especially those shot in Palm Springs. And his photos of an art installation in Al’ula, Saudi Arabia opened my eyes to a stunning place that was not previously on my radar. I love being inspired to learn about new-to-me places from pretty photos.
I stumbled upon Mena Gobran’s photos while doing photo research on the Yosemite Firefall for a past Hemispheres story and immediately bookmarked his site. He’s been to literally every place I hope to go in the next few years (is he inside my head?). His locations, angles, and color offer a hit of joy.
Colin’s feed is making me nostalgic for home. I left New York with my family about two weeks ago to shelter in a less-populated place with more access to green space, but I’m missing the city every day. I am most drawn to the gritty places that Colin has captured authentically but with a dose of romance: bright colors, magic hours, and beauty. That’s how I see my favorite version of New York, too.
Tom is an artist who captures a feeling, a moment, and packs that color-light-location punch. He also just sees things in a different way, especially the details, the graphic angles, his compositions. His aerial images are mesmerizing and unique, and if you end up doing a deep dive on his account—check out his ice fishing photos from an Outside magazine assignment—they are some of my faves.