Portraits, humour, sweetness… This Instagram selection invites you to let go. Seven accounts to inspire you and tackle this week with serenity.

@arturoshoots

Feminine portraits and lively gazes fill Arturo Torres’s account. From the United States, the photographer shares his pictures taken with a Polaroid or on film. A charming harmony will infect you while scrolling through his Instagram gallery.

© Arturo Torres / Instagram

@anahellphotography

Deconstructing bodies. Absurdity in nature. The work of Spanish photographer AnaHell questions our curiosity. Through a satirical approach, the artist presents abstract and comical photographic artworks.

© AnaHell / Instagram

@mariagiuliacostanzo

Maria Giulia Costanzo rests under the sun. Whether she remains inside or roams in nature, the Italian photographer based in Milan plays with sunlight. A collection of comforting and stimulating images to look at during winter.

© Maria Giulia Costanzo / Instagram

@dan.izel

Digital photography is not a fit for Dan. The German photographer captures moments of life with his analogue camera. A man resting or a grumpy cat… This account is filled with humour and sweetness.

© dan.izel / Instagram

@cu.vee

Scrolling through Quentin’s images, we discover his wish to blur boundaries between photography and cinema. His pictures resemble a long silent and motionless film. Indeed, his images remain still, but your imagination will animate them!

© cu.vee / Instagram

@staines

Niall Staines is a designer and art director based in Dublin. He has been working in advertising for 9 years, as we can guess while looking at the refined compositions he publishes on Instagram. Sweetness and poetry emanates from these two images symbolising our strange situation.

© Niall Staines / Instagram

@toxigrapher

Priyanshu Singh only uses his Smartphone to take pictures. The result? Poetic pictures taken in the city where he lives: Varanasi, India. The use of black and white sublimates his travel notebook filled with actions and simplicity.

© Priyanshu Singh / Instagram

Cover picture: © Niall Staines / Instagram