5 North Fork photographers to follow on Instagram

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Before you follow any of these people, you should follow @The_northforker.

Last year, we compiled a list of our favorite North Fork-based Instagram accounts. But in the past few months we have found so many users sharing lovely photos we knew we had to expand the “must-follow” guide.

The best Instagram accounts, in our opinion, find beauty in the mundane and make the viewer see an every day scene in a new way. Our favorite feeds celebrate life on the North Fork and all the charm and wonder it has to offer.

Here are five local shutterbugs doing just that.

Be sure to give these accounts a follow, and while you are at it, go ahead and follow us too (@The_northforker).

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@DWoodcheke

Fine art and event photographer Diane Woodcheke captures some of the North Fork’s most vibrant scenics. Follow her for her lovely snaps, especially those of flowers and graveyards.

“As a Fine Art Photographer she enjoys capturing fleeting moments in nature or just the right light in a landscape scene,” reads her bio on her website. “She has won numerous awards in juried exhibitions including Best In Show.”

A little trivia: she is also the wife of “April Rain” drummer, Charles Woodcheke.

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@jschusteritsch

Local photographer Jon Schusteritsch takes some of the most stunning wide angle landscapes of the North Fork’s farms and beaches. He also features darling photos of his two little ones.

He also sells many of his prints on his website, jschusteritsch.com.

Follow him on Instagram and check out his exhibit at the Mattituck Starbucks.

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@FishGuyPhotos

Not only is Chris Paparo a marine scientist and a skilled falconer, he also takes some of the most dazzling wildlife photos of Long Island fauna.

Paparo’s photos remind us of the unique natural habitat that is Long Isand. Did you know that the Island is home to several species of carnivorous plants? We didn’t before looking through his photo feed.

And read this profile on Paparo and his hawk, Emmy.

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@GoNorthForkYourself

We first discovered this cheeky account handle while doing our weekly “Through Your Lens” roundup several weeks ago.

Managed by Craig Catalano, these photos are the kind that make you feel small in comparison while gazing at the big beauty of the region.

His bio reads “visual snacks on the North Fork.” Seems about right to us.

We love it.

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@NorthForkLI

We mentioned this account in our previous roundup, but it’s just about impossible to make a list of the North Fork’s best social media photographers and not mention Gabrielle Bradford, the NoFo Instagram queen herself.

With more than 4,700 followers, Bradford’s pics frequently rack up the likes and its easy to see why. She makes something as mundane and commonplace on the North Fork as a mustard field seem wondrous.

Bradford, the founder of a social media marketing company, managing clients in New York and the East End, has no formal training as a photographer. Instead, she learned the craft from years of studying images for major advertising campaigns.

And would you believe that those delicious images are shot on an iPhone?

“My love of the North Fork began 15 years ago when we visited family in Southold.  I was drawn by the area’s scenic beauty reminding me of my childhood in rural Australia.  From the wide open spaces, the rural vistas, the produce, the changing of the seasons, the big blue skies, I was completely smitten.  From that moment onwards I knew this is where I need and want be,” Bradford said in an email. “Every photo I upload is a ‘pinch myself’ moment.  It’s a way of reminding myself I live in the most beautiful part of the world, so breathe it in and enjoy it.”

Another cool thing about the account: she frequently features other photographers and encourages her fans to follow them as well.