3 years ago when I started JetsetBabe, I used to love getting inspired by the girls of Instagram because of one main reason: They looked far more real than the photoshopped girls in all the magazines I used to read.
I was getting inspired by stylish non-famous women, because they were only being themselves and not edited in a computer program. What a difference to all the images of Vogue, Elle, Cosmo etc which looked so staged and fake.
This didn’t last too long of course, as 3 years later, we check out Instagram and see how 70% of all the images are manipulated in one way or another. There are tons of photo editing apps out there today, more than enough to feed the planet’s desire of evening out skin tones to an unrealistic appearance.
Why do we have this desire of making everything look so fake?
There are many girls on Instagram I used to love following, but now their photos look so un natural I barely visit their accounts anymore. They overdo it with the editing apps, making themselves resemble cartoon characters rather than humans. Why?
For me Instagram used to be a glimpse in to the real world of people, now everything is so fake, staged, photoshopped and barely comparable to the real world that actually exists.
Everyone is just trying to be something they are not…. What for?