Just over two weeks ago I put together an article centred around an instagram account that uses a barbie doll to show us all how fake we can be on social media. It now appears that Chompoo Baritone, a photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand, has joined the ranks of online wizards who are using their talents to poke fun at how we use social media.
In this now viral series of spoof images, the photographer focuses on what surrounds those picture perfect moments we all love to capture (myself included). Through a unique picture-in-picture method we are given a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes of some of the many images we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing and liking in our daily feeds. Check some of them out:
Nothing To Worry About Or A Cause For Concern?
There are definitely two schools of thought when it comes to the social commentary that can be derived from this series of images, and I’m not quite sure which side I sit on.
On the one hand, it shows how alike we’ve all become in trying to create a picturesque life that not only may not be it as it appears, but also may not actually even be liveable. On the other, it shows how comical our use of social media has become, and that we are all just a button click away from creating something funny or seemingly beautiful.
Is there actually any harm in staging these pictures? Do you see them as potentially dangerous to how we perceive both ourselves and others? Let us know via the comment section below.
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