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FILM260 - Living Life Vicariously Through Instragram

  1. 1. Life through the camera lens. Photo by: Mark JP
  2. 2. Photo by: Matthew Pearce
  3. 3. If a person who didn't know you scrolled through your would they get a feel of who you really are?   is communication.  But is it genuine communication?   Do the pictures we post resemble our everyday lives? Screenshot from Instagram with personal permission from Andrew Menzies
  4. 4. Each month 200 million people use all over the world. Photo by: Jason Bachman
  5. 5. There are 1.6 BILLION likes every single day on . That’s likes per second. Photo by: Denis Derisevic
  6. 6. “But first, let me take a selfie.”-#selfie, The Chainsmokers Photo by: Dave Davity
  7. 7. "In our age of social networking, the selfie is the new way to look someone right in the eye and say, ‘Hello, this is me.’” – James Franco  But is this "me" a real version of "me"? Photo by: Alex Torres
  8. 8.  Before you hang out with your friends, make sure you take a selfie of your perfect hair, makeup and outfit. We live in a society of online personal documentation. Photo by: Ly Gonzalez
  9. 9. "A texting conversation might fall short of communicating how you are feeling, but a selfie might make everything clear in an instant.” – James Franco Photo by: Kevin Dooley
  10. 10. is a complex network of communities.   Using hashtags these communities come together and are represented by a plethora of photographs. Photo by: Theo La
  11. 11. Photo by: Steven Depolo
  12. 12. Photo by: Debbie Tingzon Wait! Don't eat your delicious cheesecake yet! Make sure you take a picture of it and put it on . Dessert is served, let's spend 5 minutes framing that cheesecake perfectly! 15 likes for my cheesecake, who cares what it tastes like!
  13. 13. Starbucks is the second most popular brand on . Why take a picture of your Venti Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with extra whip topped with chocolate chips when you can enjoy your drink with the person sitting across from you? Photo by: Ahmad Hashim
  14. 14.  Beauty gurus and fashion icons have thousands of followers. When everyone can take a picture of an outfit, everyone can become a fashion designer.   is inclusive. can support your career. Photo by: Slipp D Thompson
  15. 15. The Pet Community. Photo by: Raquel Cristina Nicola
  16. 16. is the modern day photo album.   Why have 3 baby photo albums when you can do it all digitally AND let the world know how adorable your 1 year old is?  Grandma wants to see baby Theodore? Just open ! Photo by: Ministerio de Saude
  17. 17. has changed the way we come to know celebrities. We can now see behind the scenes of our favourite television show or get up and close with James Franco or Aaron Paul through their accounts.   Photo by: Lauren Friedman
  18. 18. We have the ability to photograph anything and everything.  The reality is anything and everything may not actually be that important.  The reality is that we let our accounts define ourselves when truthfully, barely represents who we are or what we feel.   Photo by: Ray Snaps
  19. 19. "Just because the picture looks artsy doesn’t mean you are. You are part of a fast growing legion of people that have been duped into believing they are visionaries, auteurs, even. What would your day have been without a picture of those blueberries? Would you have felt a little less connected to the earth and, ultimately, yourself? But no, you are popular and people like to feel earthy and spontaneous by living vicariously through you and your blueberry-picking adventure." - Katherine Markovich Photo by: Kate Elliot
  20. 20. Screenshot of “Look Up” public YouTube Video
  21. 21. "Are we starting to over-share our personal lives with a bunch of strangers? Are we sharing a little too much, when our dinner becomes the subject of our photo shoot? And are these so-called personal moments no longer real, but only fabrications, or what we want others to see?” – Kat Kazeminy Photo by: Brian Boucheron
  22. 22. Stop living photograph to photograph and start living moment to moment.  You might not remember those 10 minutes it took you to frame and filter this photograph, but you will remember the way the wet sand feels beneath your feet. Photo by: Slipp D Thompson
  23. 23. Photo by: Adriana Ceechi
  24. 24. •  "A Poem That Will Inspire You to Put Down Your Smartphone." Andrea Romano. 2014. •  ”An Open Letter to People Who Take Pictures of Food With Instagram." Katherine Markovich. McSweeney' 2012. http:// •  "Drew Nipper." Andrew Menzies. Instagram. •  "Instagram: are we over-sharing?" Kat Kazeminy. 2013. instagram/ •  "Instagram Statistics." Nitrogram. 2014.  http:// •  "The Meanings of the Selfie." James Franco. The New York Times. 2013. 2013/12/29/arts/the-meanings-of-the-selfie.html?_r=0 * All images taken from Flickr under the Creative Commons License. All photographers are given credit on photographs. Sources Photo by: Jason Howie