“Real is rare”
I have a secret.
I’m Guilty, but here I am being honest and open…. guys I do not look like my instagram in real life…I don’t always have flawless makeup and a styled outfit, I don’t always look so perfectly postured and fancy, for those who know me will know, I live in my pyjamas, I’m actually super dorky, clumsy and embarrassing. Now that my big secret is out, let me talk to you about instagram vs reality.
Instagram has become such a huge part of our lives that we basically spend 3 to 4 hours a day ( for those of you with the new iOS update, yeah we can see this shocker) checking other peoples “instagram lives” with the beautiful artistic images of the places we want to see and the people we would love to be like. But then there is a reality that hits you hard knowing that most photos on instagram is unrealistic and this does often lead to people getting jealous or unhappy, we look at these girls with their gorgeous bodies and perfect skin and feel like but how ? Am I the only person that wants to live in other peoples instagram? , but its all about angles and posing the right way, capturing that perfect moment, and unfortunately we have fallen for that trap of I want to look like that.
So the reality behind my instagram Is not as glamorous as it seems, most of my portrait photos I take in my room against my wall, which means I am probably wearing pjs, and 80% of the photos came out wrong, where my eyes are closed or I pulled my face funny. I sometimes take a few pictures in the same day with different looks and thats all I do for one day, then I post them over a couple of weeks. I don’t go to coffee shops everyday, I don’t wear my best clothes everyday. Shoutout to Spar close to my house for seeing me at my best and worst.
Funny story, the one lady at Spar stopped me one day and said: “The girl that likes black and white so much” so I looked at her, smiled and said oh, do you follow me on Instagram? and she replied saying that she does not, but she always sees me wearing black and white. ( So thats a reality guys, I don’t wear colour, even outside of Instagram )
Im all about being real, so I would love to show you the unedited images as well as the reality pictures if you want I will be sharing the process of how I take my pictures and how I pose on the blog. But this post is all about the flops and trust me there is a lot of them.
So obviously I do have a theme, so most of my pictures are edited in such a way that the background has no colour in it except for me sometimes I add some cool light effects or put a dust effect on to give the photo a little more excitement. Take a look