Instagram has a lot in common with the Disney universe. It’s this magical place where young girls are raised to believe that the world is a much nicer place than it really is. It’s a very easy illusion to uphold in a world where every point of view is horribly cropped to perfection, whether online or in advertising. We grow up with ideas of perfect lives and suggestions on how to reach that life.
You could wake up one day and forget that reality is nothing more but a point of view, and a horribly limited one at that. There’s more than meets the eye to pretty much every story, yet somehow we’ve not managed to transpose that knowledge to imagery. We see a picture and we believe it to be true and close to reality, and yet it’s plain as day that the bigger picture can end up something different entirely.