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Hilarious Video Shows The Truth Behind Online Photos

Social media and online content can make everything look a little more perfect than it actually is. Hồ Anh Đức of Vietnam has created a hilarious video that gives us a true to life behind the scenes experience. As photographers many of us can probably relate to manipulating reality in order to show a better version of our selves or our circumstances.

The content we have consumed has always been edited and manipulated in an effort to evoke particular psychological responses. Advertisers have been doing this for years and years, but with the rather recent explosion of social media and portable technology, that same power is now in the hands of your average Joe. Even our every day images have become more orchestrated and pre-planned. This video does a great job of giving us a little behind the scenes view at the reality we now live in.

[via PetaPixel]

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4 Comments

Lee Ramsden's picture

"Hilarious"?
interesting pov,
i do worry for my small children on how distorted images they will view in the future can be.
This is one reason why i binned social media, full of fake nonsense.
Funny how you can have a real friend, and they are amazing and you like them in the real world, but then hate the Facebook version of them ha ha

Anders Madsen's picture

Based on my own personal experience (three kids aged 6, 7 and 11 years) you don't have to worry too much - they have a bullshit-detector waaaay more sensitive than you and I had at the same age.

Aleksandr Poltavskiy's picture

haha This was fun to watch! Thanks for the share. :)