Exposed: Photographer Reveals the Truth behind Those ‘Perfect’ Instagram Photos
Nothing is perfect, not even those pictures that at first seem perfect are not, just like those ‘perfect’ Instagram photos.
Nowadays social media has taken over our lives. We’d do anything for the perfect shoot, just to make our friends hit that ‘like’ button.
‘Instagram’s square parameters are ostensibly there to make everything fit nicely in the app, but they also serve to censor the real world, cropping out the mundane and appearing as windows into some unrecognizable, perfectly-tinted utopia.’
We are making everything we can to impress people we don’t really know, with stuff we don’t really have.
But sometimes things aren’t what you seem. ‘If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.’
The same thing happens here; sometimes life isn’t as perfect as it seems on Instagram. And this photographer from Bangkok, Thailand was on the verge to prove us that perfection doesn’t exist. Especially on those Instagram photos.
Chompoo Baritone showed us how reality can easily be faked on Instagram. She is a photographer who studied her trade at King Monkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.
Bangkok photographer Chompoo Baritone decided to address the issue in a new series of photos, imagining what might be going on outside of the crop zone.
She published some dreamy Instagram pictures, and then she posted the images incorporated into the uncropped originals.
What might seem like great, natural photography is actually just a small portion of a scene taken away from the real world and uploaded to an app where millions of people try to paint the illusion of a perfect life.
The artist thinks that Instagram is often used as a way to enhance a user’s life to make them seem more appealing than they really are.
By using cropping, filters and effects on only a portion of an image, she exposes Instagram for how fake it can really be.
In one of her photographs we noticed a creative workplace, which is later revealed to be only a small part of a messy room. Then there’s a lonely bike on a deserted path that suddenly has a lot more people walking on it.
Perfect headstands get help from friends, minimalist breakfasts have mess around the edges, blue skies are overshadowed by aerials and lonely beach poses are shown to be not quite so lonely.
I must say I love this and I wish her to make more photos like these! What do you think?