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The Truth Behind Instagram Photos
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The Truth Behind Instagram Photos

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Every day, thousands of people on Instagram snap pictures meant to invent a new identity for themselves. That is the message behind this wonderful photo series by Chompoo Baritone, a photographer in Bangkok, Thailand who shows the ugly truth behind Instagram pictures.

Numerous artists, like the anonymous photographer behind Hipster Barbie, have criticized the way people use photo editing and Instagram photos to make their lives seem more amazing than they are. A practice that is undoubtedly setting unrealistic standards for their followers. Careful cropping and photo manipulations can make mundane situations seem extraordinary. Tilda Lindam, a model with an excellent sense of humor, also emphasized the vanity inherent in creating these Instagram reality photos that Baritone also spoofs.

Baritone studied photography art at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand. We hope this isn’t the last brilliant social commentary project that she’s got up her sleeve!

More info: Facebook (h/t: demilked, ufunk)

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ClaudiaPors
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I especially love the ones where bystanders are looking on. Some street photos - while beautiful - seem so awkward to create and I always wonder what's going on outside the frame.

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DariaB
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me too, I love these! Especially the last one with the bicycle. Note how the man on the left looks kinda annoyed. And note how the bike is placed uncomfortably right in the middle of the road.

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The point is not about Instagram users introducing new techniques in photography, it would be praiseworthy if it was really the case.

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HernanTobonSepulveda
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that's just photography, framing and composition are just two elements by which ANY photographer selects what he/she wants to show

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DariaB
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

True. In fact, that's exactly one of the things projects like this one want to show.

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ClaudiaPors
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I especially love the ones where bystanders are looking on. Some street photos - while beautiful - seem so awkward to create and I always wonder what's going on outside the frame.

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DariaB
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me too, I love these! Especially the last one with the bicycle. Note how the man on the left looks kinda annoyed. And note how the bike is placed uncomfortably right in the middle of the road.

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DariaB
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The point is not about Instagram users introducing new techniques in photography, it would be praiseworthy if it was really the case.

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HernanTobonSepulveda
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that's just photography, framing and composition are just two elements by which ANY photographer selects what he/she wants to show

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DariaB
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

True. In fact, that's exactly one of the things projects like this one want to show.

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