Instagram is a huge part of many people's lives - sharing memorable, fun or unique moments has become a norm and it's getting harder and harder to surprise anyone with the things you share.

LA-based photographer Reza Bahram started her project "ReCognition" to "re-create some of the craziest moments of people’s lives". She looked through around 5000 public Instagram accounts and chose the most creative, dramatic, and authentic photos. The artist explains that she wanted to show the real emotions hiding behind the shared filtered selfies.

“I want to be more authentic on social media and follow more human stories,” Bahrami said to PetaPixel. “People often find it uncomfortable being themselves on Instagram and I want to move beyond the fakes selfies and challenge others to express their tears, anger and the idea that we don’t need to be superhumans."

Even though some people loved the idea and the message behind the project, others were fast to point out the lack of creativity and talent, accusing the author of copying the ideas of others. Also, using pictures of other people without them knowing might be a potential threat to one's privacy.

Nevertheless, Reza is continuing with the controversial project and is planning on recreating many more crazy and real moments.

More info:  Instagram (h/t PetaPixel ; Medium )

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Roxane Milko
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3 years ago

I want her fluffy socks

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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3 years ago

Oh I like this one

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Misterscooter
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3 years ago

Why wine? Definitely seems more gross to me.

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Misterscooter
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3 years ago

I like this one, that is the next scene in the story, not just doing it again in a similar way. Although, shouldn't the orange be cut?

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Diane Sotto
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3 years ago

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Someone needs a manicure.

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Full Name
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3 years ago

Left is a selfie, right is "I'm pointing my phone at the camera that's shooting the photo."

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Sacha Bower
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3 years ago

So they’re saying it’s for Sale?

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Patricie Sh.
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3 years ago

4-year-old, 20-year-old, I see no difference too...

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Михаил Мамишев
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3 years ago

on the left girl's back: "sobriety is awesome!" on the right some generic label with barcode. what's the point?

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Cheese
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3 years ago

I'm struggling to recognize which is the original and which is the recreation ::))

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Emmanuel Machani
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3 years ago

Wife material. Yup.

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Alia Gail
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3 years ago

uhhh? how did this happen in the first place? she looks so happy about the blood lol

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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mother
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3 years ago

The first photo looks like a crime scene.

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

I don' t get it (must be art...)

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Aurelia Grey
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3 years ago

All these re-created photo's feel snarky and pompass. For a person so condescending it'd be interesting to see their own original work.

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This Photographer Traverses Thousands Of Instagram Accounts Daily To Recreate Some Of The Craziest Moments In People's Lives

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Maria Tag
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3 years ago

WTFLIP is she doing? (1st pic)

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