How not to self
Stamps, stamps .... What is a stamp? This is the result of human creativity with a banal mindset. When one is not looking for something new, or simply nothing to say, a tested image is taken and offered to the world for the next one hundred thousandth time. And in ingramgram is full of such examples.
A photographer who wanted, like an ordinary tourist, to take pictures of places on his journey, suddenly realized that the world was full of identical pictures. Most of the tourists, according to the guy, do not admire the beauty of the sights, but take the same photos in order to earn more likes.
But the pleasure of the moment and the spirit of spontaneity at the same time completely disappear.
Oliver is a photographer and videographer from the USA. He often travels the world and most often shoots videos from the drone.
Having thought it over, Oliver Kmiya published a two-minute video in which he collected the most typical travel shots to show how unoriginal the majority of them are.
According to the author, he decided to make a similar clip after a trip to Rome. “I wanted to look at the Trevi Fountain, but I couldn’t get close to it - it was surrounded by hundreds of tourists. But I was the same as they are - no better and no worse.I felt that many people do not really enjoy the journey itself, as if their goal was only to take more photos and show off on social networks, ”Kmia says.
He collected the most common hashtags of tourists and clearly showed how their photos are the same.
Began Oliver from the moment when people have not even arrived at their destination.
Admit it, was such a photo? And here is a typical photo of an airplane gaining altitude.
There is no need to even talk about how widespread followmeto hashtag images are.
And this is how most of the photos with the hashtag pisa look like.
No, there is another variation.
Even professionals in this field - travel bloggers - know very well how sample photos from travel look like. One of them is so depressed because of this that it almost ceased to keep your account.
Oliver understands her. Taking a picture of Mona Lisa is somehow different in a different way, but people still take it off, and these posts manage to recruit several thousand likes.
The same photos of the Eiffel Tower on Instagram can also be found as long as you like (but people continue to take pictures of it).
With the hashtag carselfie, everything is also pretty boring, according to Oliver's research. Here is a ready-made template if you want to post a photo with it.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer from Rio de Janeiro was also not very lucky with a variety of pictures.
And finally, the hashtag bikini.
In support of his words, Oliver cites a recent article published in the Guardian, which is called “Instagram suck out life and soul from traveling.” In it, the columnist Rianon Lucy Coslet also complains that because of social networks, pictures of people from travels have become everything as per selection. Well, they shot something like that?)
Instravel - A Photogenic Mass Tourism Experience from Oliver KMIA on Vimeo.