Social media today is often associated with preteens and Starbucks drinks. These five Houstonian bloggers have found a way to avoid the “selfie Sundays” and bring original creativity to the table.
Amidst stunning shots of Houston’s graffiti, Ivan Rodriguez captures an often-overlooked section of Houston’s art scene. His blog displays mostly graffiti, but occasionally a stunning downtown city-scape will make an appearance. Follow Rodriguez for inspiration to head out and explore these featured murals for yourself.
Filmmakers J.E. Hernandez and A.J. highlight hidden corners in Montrose and sprawling shots of downtown to document the city. This account is centered around their vision to create and score an original film about Houston. Each post features an insightful perspective on Houston’s architecture, culture and people.
This blog gives photography a makeover with a fresh look on life in Houston. Shots on the account play up the architectural symmetry and simple beauty found in the 713 (like the one above), Villan creates a raw impression of the city. Many of his posts use angles and stark color contrasts to turn a daily commute into an art show.
Don’t let cozy latte posts and personal anecdotes fool you – Hailie Durrett is the creator a one-of-a-kind blog known as The Coffee Stories Project. Durrett takes a Humans-of-New-York approach with her project, giving it her own twist by playing on people’s love for coffee and conversation. Check out café portraits of Houstonians at or enjoy the antics of her cat, Archibald Claudius Durrett, on this creative Instagram account.
Get up close and personal with vibrant graffiti featured daily on this art-centric blog. From peeling murals on abandoned buildings to fresh portraits blasted onto train cars, these photographs takes a close look at street art’s diversity. Each post melds with the next to create an accurate mosaic of some of the most innovative artists featured on Instagram.