I’m a huge Instagram fan. I love photos – well composed ones, evocative ones, ones that are the holders of memories. I have been curious lately about the grid of photos that we see when we click on a profile in Instagram. I’ve noticed that some of the people with the most followers have a very curated looking grid of pictures.
Their photos seem to all have the same style, light quality, and spectrum of colours. I must say I was a bit impressed that anyone could maintain this consistency. My photos seem to be all over the place. I have warm whites and cool whites, pictures of food interspersed with photos of family, and a whole slew of nature pictures thrown into the mix. It’s a hodgepodge.
Yes, there’s an old family photograph, a few seasonal pictures, some food, a picture of a shawl I knit, and my calligraphy supplies for a course I’m taking.
I have to admit, I thought about making my grid more cohesive, perhaps more appealing to those people who happen on my feed and might want to follow me. But in the end, it’s not a brand I’m trying to create, it’s a life I’m trying to live.