With Social Media, we are the gatekeepers of our own life and decide what and what not makes the cut.
Social media has been known to be a great tool for connecting people and social trends. However, it is also accused of swaying from the truth. A photo series by Chomp Baritone reveals the truth behind Instagram photos. Just take a look at how social media distorts reality with advanced cropping and fancy captioning.
Reality: When you first look at the planetary through the Instagram post one may be thinking that the one cleaning their indoor garden is extremely organized. In reality when we take a step back and look at this photo from the photographers perspective we can tell that this is not the case. Pictures are worth a thousand words, but they do not always capture the experience accurately. This is a prime example of how social media stretches the truth.
Caption: Most organized greens in the business. #greenfingers
Reality: You and your best friend set out to take the perfect instagram photo, one that will get nearly one hundred ‘likes’, hours later, you’ve got it.
Caption: This pose needs to be held for thirty seconds before you’ve mastered it. It took me three years to get to this point. #yogi #verticalplank #morningbliss
Reality: Life is messy with furry distractions. But we photograph (and crop) it anyway.
Caption: Quiet lunch at home. #nutrition #cleanfood #lunchread