When celebrities take to Instagram, you get mixed results. Mostly, it's all about a totally enviable lifestyle: pics of gifted high-end wares and vacations to far-flung locations. Happily, there are some folks who don't think of Instagram as the ultimate humble-brag platform. Enter actress Jena Malone. The indies-flocking actress has been in lots of acclaimed films, but she's not exactly living the A-lister's life for the sake of it. Instead, she's using her Instagram account for visually stimulating art photography: wistful pictures of flowers and hair, photogenic friends and gorgeous nature scenes. We have to say, we are especially enthralled with a star using a social media account for art-good. Here, we've chosen 10 of our favorite snaps of Jena's.
Making Nature into Art
The California-love is palpable in this beautiful image.
We love a good Instagram still life. This one is kind of tops, don't you think?
Time for Brekkie
Have you ever seen the making of a traditional English breakfast look so dang lovely?
Sightseeing through a curtain has never looked so good.
This picture is so evocative—we feel like we're outside in the beautiful wilderness, from the comfort of wherever we're checking in on our mobiles.
Jena definitely takes the 'cute selfie' genre to a new high. This is just one of them.
Wouldn't be surprised to see something similar in the pages of Vogue, amiright?!
Jena's double exposures are always so cool.
Jena directed a music video for her photogenic music pal Lavender Diamond—from the looks of this pic, we're rushing to see the finished product.
Floral With Flowers
A portrait of the photographer and next-level Instagram user.