We all know Instagram lies. We all know the vicious cycle we can get down when endlessly scrolling through our feeds feeling like our lives aren’t as fun or sexy.
I love Instagram. Pictures are fun and I like documenting my life and having something to look back on. I’m also absolutely not a photographer but the app makes me feel like one. But there’s definitely a dark side to it.
My friend Theo recently made a video going into the stories behind her Instagram photos to prove that you really shouldn’t compare your life to what you see on insta.
I was inspired so here I am doing the same.
1. Pretty Amsterdam picture
Basically my boyfriend got bored and tired of taking photos for me. We took loads on two different bridges and the one I went with was the first picture he took. He wasn’t best pleased.
2. Gorgeous faces, white teeth
Riyadh taught me how to use the app Facetune after taking this picture hence why all our skin looks so smooth and our teeth and eyes look so white. FAKE NEWS.
3. Getting old
It was the eve of my 25th birthday and I was drinking a mocktail (non-alcoholic).
4. Secret relationship
The first evidence of my boyfriend on the internet before I told the internet I had a boyfriend.
5. Fake happiness
I love this woman but I was miserable when this photo was taken. I was in Toronto, Canada at Buffer Festival having dinner with people I love at a fancy restaurant and I felt like absolute shit and I didn’t know why. It was a rough few days emotionally.
So there you go, just a few of the truths behind my Instagram. Don’t believe everything you see! Question everything! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments on how you feel about Instagram/social media in general and how we edit our lives to make them seem more exciting to people watching. Do you think about this a lot? Do you enjoy a long mind-numbing scroll? Do you tamper with reality a little in your pictures?