Cityscape photos show us what seems to be a never ending horizon interrupted by buildings shooting up from the ground and the halo of light in the night sky typically associated with cities. Capturing this essence can be difficult, so it is always great to find and follow photographers who execute perfect cityscape shots. Here are the ten cityscape photographers you need to follow:
REY CANLAS, JR.
This photographer’s work spans from cityscapes in Shanghai to New York. Including human elements in his shots, Canlas gives a real, unscripted look into life in cities across the world. You can follow Canlas on Instagram @reycanlasjr, or find some of his work on 500px.com/reycanlasjr.
This photographer shoots mainly in New York City and captures some of the most breathtaking photos of the city, including photos of the city’s bridges, skyscrapers and even the cityscape you can see while riding on a fairy to see the Statue of Liberty. Danielle is unique in that he also incorporates fashion into his cityscape photos, providing a holistic view of the city that never sleeps. You can find him on Instagram @takinyerphoto.
Taking a more unique view of a city, Renberg photographs Paris city life like no other. Although some of his shots are posted in color, he primarily posts back and white photos of the City of Love. The French-born photographer is unique in that he only shoots his photos on his iPhone. Because of his unique way of photographing, Renberg is able to take spur-of-the-moment photos that makes it feel as though his followers are actually with him on the streets of Paris. You can find him on Instagram @leoleoparis or go to his website, hannibalrenberg.com.
MARK DE ROOIJ
This Dutch cityscape photographer is from Rotterdam and basically takes photos all over the world. Apart from his skyline and architecture photos from Rotterdam, you can find beautiful photos of New York, Venice and London. Check his Instagram account @derooijfotografie or his website derooijfotografie.nl.
Munteanu is definitely what you would call a world traveler. The photographer has taken cityscape photos in virtually everywhere, including New York City, Barrio de Santa Cruz, Tokyo, Dusseldorf, Brussels and more. The photographer mixes photos of only the city with stunning photos including the pedestrians of the city, making it possible to travel around the world with just a photo. You can find her on Instagram @crisam, or you can follow her travels on risa.vsco.co/journal.
ARTHUR RENOIR THYSSEN
This photographer focuses on European and American urban areas, but he also has completed projects documenting third world South East Asian cities, mostly Indonesia. His work captures the pain and the beauty of the urban struggle. Find him on Instagram @artagonis.
From Tokyo, Fukuda discovered his love and passion for photography in New York. He photographs pretty much everywhere, but has beautifully shot photos of places in Japan, including the Meoto Iwa Wedded Rocks and the buildings in Kyoto. Additionally, Fukuda is internationally recognized as a photographer who has worked with clients such as Dior, Nike, Toyota and more. You can follow him on Instagram @hirozzzz or view his website, hiro.photo.
Dejan is a photographer based in Gothenburg, Sweden who takes photos normally featuring a few human subjects against the city scenes of Sweden. He also features photos of the city and the countryside, typically in black and white, giving his photos a near-vintage look. You can follow Dejan on Instagram @atomicswe.
Texeira’s finely-cropped feed tells the story of city life in New York City. Texeira photographs not only photos of the cityscape, but also real New Yorkers going about their day to day business as well. The dark but vibrant photos give a glimpse into life in the city that you can’t get without going there. You can follow Texeira on Instagram @visualmemories_ or visit vsco.co/visualmemories.
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A staff photographer for the Philadelpha Inquirer, Maialetti showcases the real streets of Philadelphia to his followers. Some of his photos include festivals and reenactments on the streets of Philly. He also mixes color and black and white photos, giving some variety to his posts. You can follow him on Instagram @maialetti.
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We made a nice list of 10 great cityscape photographers, but of course there are more good cityscape photographers out there. Please leave a comment and let us know which cityscape photographers you follow.