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Instagram Isn’t Real Life. This Woman Exposes The Hidden Side To Glossy Social Media Images

Chompoo Baritone is revealing the truth behind those beautiful photos we scroll past every day

We all know that Instagram is an idealistic and unrealistic version of life.

When you scroll down your feed however, you see cosy hot chocolates in cafes, bracing walks down beautiful mountain trails and flawless OOTDs.

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It’s very easy to think that you’re the only one not living a shiny and perfect Instagram life.

That’s why we’ve fallen in love with this awesome photo series by Chompoo Baritone, which shines a realistic light back on our Instagram photos.

The backlash against Instagram perfectionism has been stirring for a while.

We’re as guilty as the next person of putting a double filter on a boring picture

We loved the Barbie hipster account last month, set up in response to the fact that all adventurous Instagram posts looked so identical and used the same hashtags.

Baritone’s photos however, have really struck a cord about how we have to be more sceptical and less easily led by the allure of social media.

Of course, we’re as guilty as the next person of putting a double filter on a boring picture and giving our own lives an Instagram shine.

Good  thing we all have awesome work like Baritone’s, to remind ourselves every now and again that it’s all just a game!

Check out the rest of the photographs in the series here.

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