Instagram Experiment


A quick experiment seeing whether I would interpret actual old photographs differently if they were run through Instagram filters. I’ve been so innoculated against the fake-retro look that I was curious whether I would filter out other retro elements.

I may need to do more experimenting since I’m reaching the conclusion that Instagram mimics a specific time period of retro-ness* rather than being generically retro. And it may work better in color too.

*Namely, the 1970s since that’s what my generation grew up looking at in photo albums.

6 responses to “Instagram Experiment

  1. Original images are here:

  2. Interesting experiment. I am pretty curious to hear your conclusion.

  3. So this gets more interesting now that instagram profiles are public.

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