Instagram - The Reality...

Date Posted:24 September 2015 

There's a running joke on Instagram that the selfie and the tagged picture tend to be chalk and cheese. We all know that social media shots are not always as they seem. Read more...

This one is for all of you who are addicted to Instagram...

 

The unglamourous reality behind perfect Instagram photos

Article from The Age – www.theage.com.au

September 23, 2015 - 11:50AM

 

There's a running joke on Instagram that the selfie and the tagged picture tend to be chalk and cheese

We all know that social media shots are not always as they seem.

There can be tricks of light, a change of pose or posture, 50 photos of the same shot that didn't make the grade or a good old filter applied.

Now, a Bangkok-based photographer has published a series of pictures showing the clutter and reality behind the scenes of the perfect social media shot.

Unsurprisingly it isn't as glamourous as the final photo seems.

They are, the photographer Chompoo Baritone says, a comment on the #slowlife aesthetic where people appear to be creating 'art' from the ordinary but are actually trying to be trendy.

"What is "slow life" photography? Why is it good [or important]?," Baritone writes.

"[It is a] trendy photographic practice that makes social commentary on current human behaviour. [It is a way of] intentionally taking artistic-looking photos with the end goal of getting praise. In the end we just want to do it so that we are trendy. Just #slowlife."


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