Video: Everyone really does take the same instagram photos
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so there must be a ton of very flattered instagrammers out there.
Photographer Oliver KMIA has produced an interesting video titled “Instravel,” which shows a “photogenic mass tourism experience”. Kmia says he scoured instagram for images from popular tourist locations around the world to produce the video, which in a frenetic two-odd minutes reveals just how unoriginal we really all are.
"I wanted to take a look at the popular Trevi Fountain but I never managed to get close to it," he writes. The place was assaulted by hundreds of tourists, some of them formed a huge line to get a spot in front of the Fountain. Needless to say that I was very pissed by this sight and left for the not less crowded Pantheon.
“I was shocked by the mass of people walking all around the city, yet I was one of them, not better or worst,” KMIA writes. “Like all these tourists, I burned hundred of gallons of fuel to get there, rushed to visit the city in a few days and stayed in a hotel downtown.”
Finding and sorting the material took him a lot of time and he produced the video over several months when he had time. "The process of aligning each and every images manually in relation to the next was very tedious," he explains.
Interestingly, he also acknowledges there's nothing overly original about his video either - he was inspired after seeing a similar production by the music video for the song “Clichés” by Hiérophante.