This Instagram account shows that all Instagram accounts are the same

Jul 27, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This Instagram account shows that all Instagram accounts are the same

Jul 27, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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.

The person behind @insta_repeat is a 27-year old woman, a filmmaker and an artist living in Anchorage, Alaska. However, she doesn’t reveal her identity. The motto of her account reads “Wander. Roam. Replicate.” and there are collages of cliché travel images you’ll see all over Instagram. Here are some examples, I’m sure they look familiar.

In an interview she gave to Photo Shelter, the woman behind @insta_repeat said that photos of “adventurers” and “explorers” from around the world inspired her to create the account. Many of these photos look the same, and the purpose of @insta_repeat is “to critique originality in media creation.”

Although I like the idea of trolling unimaginative Instagrammers, there’s one thing I have to notice. Some photographers and videographers have already done it in a similar way, creating videos that show all the clichés of Instagram. So, perhaps, it could be that criticizing Instagram clichés is slowly becoming a cliché itself.

[via PhotoShelter]

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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17 responses to “This Instagram account shows that all Instagram accounts are the same”

  1. Stefan Kohler Avatar
    Stefan Kohler

    Is criticizing the critics on instagram clichés becoming a cliché?
    And is commenting on critics on criticizing… what?

  2. Clarence Hemeon Avatar
    Clarence Hemeon

    Instagram? What’s that and why would you put photos on it unless your an attention whore. Tahk pictures for yourself and not the attention you want.

    1. Marc Stokes Avatar
      Marc Stokes

      Isn’t the point of photography/art to share with the world? Why create art and never let anyone see it? Doesn’t make sense to me, Instagram has its share of attention whores, but they are sharing pictures of their ass not nice pictures they have taken.

      1. jazzmsngr Avatar
        jazzmsngr

        I could not disagree more. The point of photography/art should be about what it does for YOUR SOUL….if other people find out about it or like it, then great, ADDED BONUS.

        That is the problem with Social Media and “Art” today….too many people think it is about “sharing” …. its not, and it never has been.

        Most of the most famous photographers out there didn’t get that way because they shared their work. They did work for themselves, people noticed it, thought it was good, hired them, and then published their work and they became famous.

        You read about great musicians, photographers, authors and their success stories, its almost NEVER about….well I really wanted to “share” my art, that is why I did this…..No….its usually, “I felt something, or this moved me, so I wanted to make this….”

        At least IMHO, that is what it SHOULD be about.

        1. Aankhen Avatar
          Aankhen

          Your argument is muddled and dogmatic. You conflate sharing one’s art with creating art specifically to appeal to others. I think that’s more of a reflection on you than anything else.

          Famous photographers are famous because they shared their work with the right people at the right time. I don’t know what process you imagine can occur if you don’t share your work. I’m certainly not waiting for the pictures I don’t share to be featured on the covers of magazines.

          Those ‘great musicians, photographers, [and] authors’ you read about? You read about them because they shared their work. Musicians played and sang for people. Photographers showed people their work. (…do I need to point out that authors have explicitly put down words on paper for other people to read?)

          So yes, I agree that you should create art that appeals to you. I’m just not sure why you think that precludes sharing it, or why you are trying to lay down laws for (other?) artists.

    2. Erin Guest Avatar
      Erin Guest

      *you’re

    3. Clarence Hemeon Avatar
      Clarence Hemeon

      Erin Guest Thanks. I usually check for these mistakes but was in a bit of a rush.

  3. Ignasi Jacob Avatar
    Ignasi Jacob

    #AllOfUsAreEquallyDifferent

    1. Ignasi Jacob Avatar
      Ignasi Jacob

      … and differently equals ! ?

  4. JarFil Avatar
    JarFil

    Looks like a good photo set to train some AI.

    PS: None of these words are original either.

  5. Charles Archer Avatar
    Charles Archer

    My Ig looks nothing like anyone elses.

  6. Mindy Delmez Avatar
    Mindy Delmez

    I have zero photos like any of these on my Instagram.

  7. Jyi Offer Avatar
    Jyi Offer

    Sometimes there’s only so many ways you can take the same photo.
    If you look hard enough you can find repetition almost anywhere.

  8. Erin Guest Avatar
    Erin Guest

    Whatever happened to “You do you, Boo”?

  9. suruha Avatar
    suruha

    No comment, here, on the Instagram ‘repeats’, but, I do note that many of these images on that site are exactly like some of the stock photos that are available. Many of the locations, sans the human, are available for use in digital art/compositions, too. These are really popular places to visit, apparently!

  10. angrybanana Avatar
    angrybanana

    I have zero photos like these on my IG. Probably because I’m poor and can’t travel to those places.

  11. Aleks Baker Avatar
    Aleks Baker

    It’s happening when your company take a bad digital agency. They just making a copy. Good to find some good one like fuselabcreative.com or any from top US