Last year, my husband and I traveled to Greece. While we were in Athens, we could not avoid crossing paths with the same couple at every sightseeing location we went to. I must have seen the entire wardrobe of the girl during those hours we walked. Her eccentric wardrobe change was not the only thing that caught my attention. It was rather strange to witness an all dressed-up girl posing alone non-stop. To me, it was definitely meant for social media.
Just recently, I came across an account on Instagram and Facebook that took me back to my holidays in Greece. This account was dedicated to men who take photos of their girlfriends, and it went viral today. From around 22,000 followers, it reached more than 30,000 followers in less than half of a day; and by the time I am writing this short article, it already attracted 1,000 more people.
Usually, we are so focused on the photos we see and the person who is in the picture that we totally ignore the person who was behind the lens. Nowadays, you will come across thousands of Instagram accounts with remarkable selfies. But what does it really take to have such photos?
Sure, many of the images are inspired by the famous FollowMeTo project.
How are you going to tell you had a one-hour jog in the morning or beach yoga today?
Who will be there anytime you need to take your best beach-body picture if not your boyfriend?
This is like a glimpse in the keyhole of a closed door, making us realize what we see in photos is not always a perfect reality. Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this hype. I am not a conservative person, but is it worth spending those remarkable moments with a beloved one to create a distorted reality for the rest of the world? The answer is definitely subjective. How do you spend the time given to you and your better half?