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Sep 17, 2012

An ode to instagram

Every few weeks I go through a mental process of sorts wherein I realize that I am connected to too many things. Between the countless social media platforms I belong to, it's becoming increasingly difficult to take a step back, and I am trying to be more aware and critical of how much time I spend with my face at a screen voluntarily. With that said, I LOVE INSTAGRAM.
I remember when it first came out, there was a bit of "I've been taking pictures like this for years with my fancy $75 camera so quit pretending this is art," but now even those people have one now, because let's face it: everyone loves a pretty picture.
What it boils down to for me is that it's a super accessible "show don't tell" approach to documenting your life, which you can't exactly say about your great uncle's facebook post about getting his car washed, now can you?
It feels really nice to me to be able to catch a glimpse of what other people are seeing, and what they care about capturing in their lives. Here are a handful of pictures, all by people I care about, brought to you by instagram.

All photos by friends and family, with the first and second belonging to myself and Molly, who happens to be IN TURKEY AS WE SPEAK. (JEALOUS MUCH??) in order of appearence: lilyeatsbooks, vividot, dana_kelly, natalieann416 (who is in Taiwan AS WE SPEAK), sampanther8, hanjowil, 2shy2try2try2try, and demip90 (who just got back from Italy!)

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