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Someone Is Showing That All Instagram Photos Are Starting To Look The Same And It’s Pretty Freaky

Published 1 year ago

You know how people are always taking pictures near the leaning tower of Pisa, pretending to hold it? Or the classic “sun in palm” photos? While these may be considered “classic” cliches, with the constantly rising social media use, a lot of new ones have emerged. And one Instagram account called Insta Repeat is dedicated to pointing them out.

A 27-year-old anonymous Alaskan artist and filmmaker that is behind this account aims to critique originality in media creation. Alaska has many places that attract these “Instagram photographers” and the artist noticed some repeating trends in the pictures taken there and even says she has been guilty of it herself. “Artists and creators fall into patterns. But I think that what is happening on Instagram is more extreme,” told the artist in an interview with Bored Panda.

It’s quite funny, that most of these photographers aim to inspire others to be unique and explore nature while falling under the same cliches themselves. The artist seems to enjoy this ironic fact too: “I chose the outdoorsy type to focus on because I see it a lot because of where I live but more importantly because I think think the “genre” celebrates a “free” and “authentic” lifestyle that is antithetical to the sameness of all the photos.”

The artist says that the most amazing thing that happened since starting the account is that people began to engage in a critical debate on originality and creation of media. “There are some really in-depth discussions going on in the comment threads,” says the artist.

Check out the collections of repeating images below and see if you fall under any of these cliches yourself!

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#1 Tent Hole

Image source: insta_repeat

#2 Close Up Of A Hairy Cow

Image source: insta_repeat

#3 Back Of Head With Outdoorsy Hat

Image source: insta_repeat

#4 Feet In Front Of Horseshoe Bend

Image source: insta_repeat

#5 Person Centered Inside An Ice Cave

Image source: insta_repeat

#6 Standing On Top Of A Car In The Wild

Image source: insta_repeat

#7 Person On Suspension Bridge

Image source: insta_repeat

#8 Person Centered Inside This Particular Cave

Image source: insta_repeat

#9 Posing In Front Of Starry Sky With A Headlamp

Image source: insta_repeat

#10 Person Centered Rowing In Canoe

Image source: insta_repeat

Aušrys Uptas

One day this guy just kind of figured "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending around the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness, so if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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