Instagramania

# Instagramania

The most beautiful spaces on earth get destroyed because people share those treasures and hidden gems with the world, and as a result they get rolled over by those fellow ‘photographers’ …

People, products, stories … are classified, categorized and valued by if they are ‘instagramable’ …

Being ‘instragramable’ becomes a currency for all sorts visual – if we like it or not …

And, as Instagram is about filters, I used heavy filtering. It’s my way to play with the most famous places, the hidden gems and the new way of self-obsession on Instagram – in a way they become abstract, surreal and ‘non-instagramable’ any more …

Well, I could (and might) post them anyway …

# Instagramania | Series 1 | # Most Wanted

# Most Wanted is part of a new three-part photography series called #Instagramania, reflecting on the impact of social media on ourselves and the world around us.

# Most Wanted is focused on the most visited attractions on our planet. These spaces lose what made them so special in the first place, because they get rolled over by all those tourists that want to see them …

Instagram has increased the issue as today places, people, products are classified, categorized and valued by if they are ‘instagramable’ …

Being ‘instragramable’ became a currency for all sorts visual – if we like it or not …

And, as Instagram is about filters, in this series heavy filtering is used to play with those most famous places – in a way for them to become abstract, surreal and ‘non-instagramable’ any more …

# Instagramania | Series 2 | # Me Myself and I

# Me Myself and I is part of a new three-part photography series called #Instagramania, reflecting on the impact of social media on ourselves and the world around us.

# Me Myself and I is focused on the global trend to take pictures of ourselves and post them on social media. Heavy make-up, the famous duck face and public posing make it fun to watch people taking selfies … and scary at the same time, when you see 3-year-old kids do so as well.

In today’s world places, people, products, etc. are classified, categorized and valued by if they are ‘instagramable’ …

For many, being ‘instragramable’ became a currency for how we are perceived and valued by others – friends and strangers alike. It became part of our self-expression, and who we aim or pretend to be. And, it feels hard to stay away from it as it implies that you don’t ‘exist’ if you don’t join in …

So, as Instagram is about filters, in this series heavy filtering is used to play with selfies that were randomly taken from Instagram – in a way for them to become abstract, surreal and ‘non-instagramable’ any more …

# Instagramania | Series 3 | # Exposed

# Exposed is part of a new three-part photography series called #Instagramania, reflecting on the impact of social media on ourselves and the world around us.

# Exposed is focused on those little hidden gems that nobody new – or only a few – before Instagram. These beautiful spaces get destroyed because people share those treasures with the world, and as a result, they get rolled over by fellow ‘photographers’ … losing all the magic they once had.

Instagram has created this issue as today places, people, products are classified, categorized and valued by if they are ‘instagramable’ …

Being ‘instragramable’ became a currency for all sorts visual – if we like it or not …

And, as Instagram is about filters, in this series heavy filtering is used to play with those hidden gems – in a way for them to become abstract, surreal and ‘non-instagramable’ any more … although it won’t protect them by doing so in any way. They got hashtagged and geomarked, so everyone can find them …