2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-07-28 10:38
Instead of a unique view of the world of each of us, the social network was covered with a wave of the same type of photos.
Instagram is a powerful tool to help you stand out and show your personality. But we stopped noticing this possibility.
A user under the nickname Oliver KMIA, after a trip to Rome, posted a video on the Network with a cut of photos from different Instagram accounts. The result was somewhat depressing.
“I was overwhelmed by the mass of people walking all over the city. I was one of them, neither better nor worse. Like all tourists, I burned a hundred gallons of fuel to get there, quickly run the sights and stay at the hotel. Then I remembered a video by Hiérophante that I saw a few months ago. And I decided to make the same sarcastic video, but with an emphasis on travel and mass tourism,”says Oliver.
The video begins with photographs of foreign passports, then the wing of an airplane is used. The next most interesting thing is the countless number of photos taken from the same angle, in the same poses and with the same filters. Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Machu Picchu and Fushimi Inari Taisha in Japan - all these memorable places have become accumulators for likes and reposts. Photos of food, selfies in front of a mirror, and feet are also a must in a traveler's portfolio.
The traveler experience is no longer unique.
To be honest, for me the wings of an airplane also have a strange appeal, but in Prague I tried to "hold" the tram in my palm (it didn't work out very well). Oliver himself considers social media to be just a tool. He says that by researching Instagram photos, he was able to find some really interesting inspirational accounts.
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