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)