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.


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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

skasca , projectrecognition Report

Joanne Fabien 1 week ago

blasphemy!! ( Unless it's really shitty wine!!)

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

skasca , projectrecognition Report

Misterscooter 1 week 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

lair0r , projectrecognition Report

wharrgarrbl 1 week ago

I am weary beyond comprehension of people thinking they're so cool/rebellious/alternative by giving the digitus impudicus the camera. It's as boring as fuck.

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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 1 week 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

marlin.vinkert , projectrecognition Report

Cheese 1 week 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

landlineactivist , projectrecognition Report

Patricie Sh. 1 week 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

oxyetonoxyel , projectrecognition Report

Михаил Мамишев 1 week 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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