Social media is full of sad, lonely people pretending they are okay and perfectly fine attention-seekers pretending to be sad. Instagram photos are the most deceptive when it comes to faking our lives.
Numerous artists, like the anonymous photographer behind Hipster Barbie, have criticized the way people use Instagram to make their lives seem more amazing than they actually are. They also criticize how these photos set unrealistic standards for their followers. That’s why a photographer with a sense of humour set out to debunk the glamorization that Instagram crops and filters have added to our lives.
Bangkok-based photographer Chompoo Baritone has taken this opportunity to poke fun at Millennials’ obsession with social media. Chompoo’s series shows how people can make their lives look more interesting by cropping and editing photos.
She does this by posting dreamy Instagram photos, then posted the images incorporated into their un-cropped originals. A creative workplace is revealed to be only a small part of a messy room, and lonely bike rides on a deserted paths suddenly have a lot more people on them. Take a look at some of this humorous series below:
What are your thoughts on this faked reality—are you guilty of making your life appear more glamorous than it really is? Share your thoughts and comments below.