If you spend some time scrolling through Instagram feed, I’m sure you’ve noticed that many people post same or similar types of images. The woman behind @insta_repeat account has noticed that as well, so she has decided to create an Instagram account mocking this trend and pointing out to the lack of originality.
It’s impossible not to notice that some types of Instagram photos all look alike. Especially photos from iconic locations, where thousands of people stand in the same spot to snap an Instagram photo in the same pose. Just think of all the tourists “pushing” the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Photographer and videographer Oliver KMIA decided to mock this trend, so he has created a video which shows the lack of creativity in Instagram travel images.
If you go through Flickr galleries and popular photo, model mayhem or Facebook photography groups, some photographs keep popping up. You see them again and again to the point you just want to scream. Not necessarily because they are bad, but rather because they are lacking any clear photographic idea.
As deeper you dive into the world of photography the more you recognize this sad truth: one photographer is creating something, 100 others copy that idea and absolutely 100 of these copies are worse. give it some times, and these things will pop up as “ideas”. Models will writing: “I want to do a powder shooting“, make up artists come up with “let’s do some extreme makeup with chocolate on the lips and honey in the face” and photographers are buying ringlights with bad CRI in Home Depot for the catchlights.
This is then sold as “image idea” – but is it really an “image idea”, or are simply copied and served clichés?