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Twelve Cardiff Instagrammers you have to follow …

Ten Cardiff Instagrammers you have to follow …

In case you’re of this persuasion, yeah, we be grammin. Follow us @WeAreCardiff.


26 year old Abdullah Yahia has to be one of the most inspiring fashion photographers working in the city, destined for big things. Follow him for ethereal landscapes and his forthcoming film work …

“The world breaks everyone and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”





Okay, she’s not strictly based in Cardiff, but she comes here to shoot a lot and her wildlife photography is just wonderful! Big shouts!



For unexpected angles of this wonderful city of ours, get on 18 year old xeno.v (aka Qureshi)’s feed. He posted one of our most viewed IG photos of last year – the beautiful shot of the ‘Cardiff eye’ from Winter Wonderland last year.



For ongoing documentary of what’s happening in the city, follow Chris’s feed. Also does a tidy line in tees and other merch. ilovesthediff.com 

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Autumnal tints and a shiny new Cardiff

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The official feed for the Bute Park Arboretum – Cardiff’s premier park with a nationally-significant tree collection! Follow them for adorable hedgehog photos and the life and times of our wonderful park. bute-park.com



If you wanna see endless delicious posts of life around Cardiff mixed in with fashion, food and a mischievous Golden Retriever pup called Bungle, the Cardiff Cwtch is your gal! thecardiffcwtch.com


While we’re talking about food, there’s one Cardiff blogger you have to follow, and despite what his name might suggest, this is food that even omnivores will be desperate to devour. Don’t believe me?? Just head over to 25 year old Gaz Oakley’s feed and see for yourself… avantgardevegan.com  /  YouTube for Recipe Videos



It’s a bit of a no brainer to say you should be following @igerscardiff … collaborating Instagrammers who meet in Cardiff. Photowalks, Socials and Competitions and part of the Igers Network! igerscardiff@gmail.com



Beautiful shots from around the city – filtered!




Lorna Cabble is one of our fav USW-graduated photojournalists! Follow her feed for news of projects around south Wales. m.facebook.com/LornaCabblePhotography

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It’s pretty cool that our National Assembly has its own Instagram feed … follow for events around the building and the bay, and to follow the law-making and government-scrutinising process in action! assembly.wales




We couldn’t finish without including our very own rescue dog, Zelda. We rescued her from Cardiff Dogs Home last week, and she’s quickly becoming an Instagram star! I mean, we would say this, but we think she’s adorable. If pets on IG is your vibe, follow her! (More about how we got Zelda here: Meet Zelda)



Cardiff heatwave: your best photos!

The weather has been CRAZY, right?? And you guys have been out and about, merrily snapping away. We have gathered some of our favourite ‘grams and stuck them here in this wee video.

Congrats to everyone featured! And make sure to check out their feeds:

@sirjamesob / @andrew_weeks77 / @onixjihane / @pritchardswyd / @iamsamophotos / @vickyryan45 / @heathcarnold@ewegottalove.wales@veni._vedi._cepi / @fiehds / @louisaraxox@mwilcx10



Happy New Year! We Are Cardiff’s 2016 best nine

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda kids!

We’re welcoming in the new year with something easy on the brain, with our Instagram #2016bestnine.

If you’re a keen Instagrammer, you may already be following the We Are Cardiff Instagram account. We’ve just posted our #2016topnine over there, but for those of you who can’t be bothered with all that nonsense, we’re replicating it here. Below we feature the work of six very talented local photographers, so please click through to have a proper look at all their accounts and show them some love!

We use the We Are Cardiff Instagram to feature and promote some of the best and most unusual photography of the city, as seen through the lenses of YOU! And here are our top posts of 2016.




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Then a tiny Christmas forest arrived

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October’s Instagram takeover!

The photophiles amongst you will probably know we have an Instagram account, used for two things: regramming the best photos of Cardiff that we can find, and also occasionally farming out to Cardiffians for month-long takeovers.

In October, we have photographer Sam Padget doing the takeover. Sam has done some fabulous action-packed photo essays for us before (like this one on the P1 Superstock in the bay). He introduces himself below!


Sam Padget Samuel Bay Photography

I am a 30 year old freelance photographer and student currently based in Cardiff. My journey to this point has been quite complicated, but I discovered my passion for photography in northern Norway, where I lived for a year. Having held photo workshops, an exhibition and publishing a book, I headed back down south to broaden my photographic skill set with a BA in Photojournalism at the University of South Wales.

For me, Cardiff is the perfect city. It has it all, a combination of a strong photography scene, bustling night life and is ideally placed in proximity to nature and of course, the sea.

My day job, so to speak, is freelance sports photography with particular focus on unusual and winter sports, but I’m pursuing a career in documentary photography with strong interest in the co-existence of man and nature. This month you can expect a lot of street style photography, as well as candid portraiture. I also like to use techniques such as slow shutter and elevation to try and give a unique ‘look’ to my images.

My main interest is travel and I’m a bit of a foodie with a penchant for noodles. I’m fluent in Norwegian and currently learning Portuguese.

Samuel Bay Photography

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Instagramming the Diff

For all the photo sharing addicts out there … there have been some cracking shots of the city over the past month. I was going to do a post profiling just one Instagrammer, but you’re all too good! So here we go – summer in the city, through your images.



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Amie + Josh

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Hoop dreams

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Finishing up with this one. Recognise her? She’s American, and off the telly or something …

If you’re keen for lovely pics of the city, don’t forget to follow IgersCardiff – they share the best of the rest and arrange Instameets where you can wander around and enjoy the city with fellow photography enthusiasts!

We Are Cardiff is on Instagram. At the moment we’re handing over our Instagram account to a different Cardiffian every month. Wanna play? Email us wearecardiff@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram.


Cardiff in the city: photo blog from March 2016

In March we handed over our Instagram to the fabulously talented @rhysioanannett who took some wonderful snaps of Cardiff!

Can you spot where these were taken?

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More information on all pics (including locations!) can be found in the March Facebook album.


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Two more weeks in Cardiff – photography by Rhian Richards and a new photographer for April!

And thus tomorrow begins April, and thus our Instagram photography project is handed over from Rhian Richards to our next Cardiff resident, Elizabeth Watt!

Many thanks to Rhian for doing such a tip top job in March. She has put up some gorgeous snaps of the city over the past two weeks – have a look at the places she went …




See more of Rhian’s photography out and about in Cardiff here: Two weeks in Cardiff – street photography by Rhian Richards.

Over the next month, Elizabeth Watt will be taking over the lens, so keep an eye on it …. We Are Cardiff Instagram! She’s written us a short biography of herself:

Libby is a 23 year old broadcasting production assistant, still kicking around Cardiff after moving in September ’09 for Uni. Five years, one Documentary Film & TV degree and several broken bones later, she’s played the Cardiff scene from student hood through to being a young professional.

One of her favourite city pastimes is spotting those embarking on ‘the walk of shame’, talking to the swans by Roath Lake and visiting independent cafes and bars. The city would be perfect, if it weren’t for the occasional pothole- which always conveniently appear when daring to wear heels, or running.

Determined to work through her ‘Cardiff Bucket List’- feel free to recommend places and things to do in Cardiff, @ElizabethMWatt!

Two weeks in Cardiff – street photography by Rhian Richards

For the past two weeks the We Are Cardiff Instagram account has been in the hands of resident, Rhian Richards! Let’s see what she’s been up to, shall we?

Do you recognise where any of the below were taken…?

Did you spot any key locations?

If you fancy taking over our Instagram account for a month, get in touch! wearecardiff@gmail.com

Happy St David’s Day!


Don’t forget that today is the first day of our @wearecardiff Instagram Project – where the Instagram account is handed over to a Cardiffian for a month. You can spend March in the company of Rhian Richards – enjoy!

Follow the @wearecardiff Instagram project here!

The We Are Cardiff Instagram Project: March – Rhian Richards

Oh howdy there, good people. I bring you joyeous and exciting tidings of our We Are Cardiff Instagram Project! I set up a We Are Cardiff @wearecardiff Instagram account a couple of weeks ago, with the intention of passing it around to different people in the city for a month at time, to get a Cardiffian’s-eye view of happenings in different places.

The first couple of weeks were me, in and around Cardiff Bay. But I’m very happy to announce that the first month – the month of MARCH 2014 – will be attacked by Rhian Richards! Rhian is normally on Instagram on @rhirhigabor, but has agreed to take on March for We Are Cardiff. Here’s a little bit about Rhian. Enjoy! Helia x

Rhian Richards

I moved to Cardiff in May 2013 but have lived here before between 1998 and 2003. It’s changed a lot since those days!

On weekends I like watching films, meeting up with friends, cooking, going for walks and taking photos.

I have an obsession with castles and places of historical interest so I love exploring them and taking pictures so my favourite Cardiff haunts so far are Castell Coch, Cardiff Castle and Sain Ffagan.

I also love nice restaurants and bars. Among my favourites are The Potted Pig, The Cosy Club, Bills and Mezza Luna. Nom!

On a Wednesday night you can usually catch me in line at The Odeon Cinema in the Red Dragon Centre waiting to geek out with a good film.

I also enjoy horse riding and get back in the saddle whenever I can. I go to Cardiff Riding School in Pontcanna Fields.


If you’d like to commandeer the We Are Cardiff Instagram for a month, email wearecardiff@gmail.com, with a brief description of where you live / work / what your leisure activities entail. Get involved, like!