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Losing faith in the beauty of Chicago right about now? (Let’s face it: Piles of blackened slush don’t do much to inspire wonder and awe.) Follow these Instagram accounts of locals for whom the Windy City is the ultimate muse--and rediscover what drew you here in the first place.



His precisely composed iPhone pics capture stunning architectural details, often in black and white.



Her 250,000 followers agree: This graphic designer’s surrealist shots of the city give it the look of an otherworldly paradise.



She’s a publicist with an enviable wardrobe and an eye for Chicago’s coolest backdrops--from glam to gritty.



Winter doesn’t look half bad in the eyes of this professional photog, whose clients have included bigwigs like Nike and Wired.



His lens captures locales around the world, but Steven Sampang’s sharp shots of sweet home Chicago are the ones we love best.



Maybe there’s a little PhotoShopping going on here...but the follower-submitted photos on this feed make us smile.



This portrait-obsessed shooter makes even the most #playedoutplaces in Chicago--like ?The Ledge? at Willis Tower--look fresh.



He’s a Hubbard Street dancer and photographer who captures grace both inside the studio and out.



She had us at “Big Star is life.” Follow Samantha Roby for drool-worthy photos of Chicago and its most delectable bites.



You’ll find that the beauty is in the details on the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s feed of carefully curated, user-submitted snaps.

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