Instagram Photographers Parody Video

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Here’s something fun for Friday afternoon. This video has been making the rounds for about a week. I resisted watching it for a few days because it involves a Nickleback song. But someone I respect finally shared it so I watched it. As longtime holdout and recent convert to Instagram, I can see both sides of the fence here. I’ve made fun of all the same things before I used Instagram, and once I installed it and got sucked in, I committed all the same tasteless violations. Well, maybe not all of them. But if you want Instagram food photos, I’ve got plenty. Guilty.

Warning: there is a bit of cursing in this video, so don’t watch it if you’ve got sensitive ears.

Are you an Instagram user (Hipstamatic and other social network photo apps also count)? Will you change your ways now that someone has held up the mirror and exposed your shameful behavior? Can Instagram users change or are they doomed to self-obsessed documentation of food, parties, sunsets, travel, duckfaces and rampant filter abuse? Photo Gods, please save us from our “art.”

Five likes, y’all!

Photo-John Instagram Food Photo Evidence


About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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  • megan says:

    I saw this a few days ago when my buddy Gary posted it on his FB page, saying that they stole my photo. And lo and behold, the Empire State Building shot looks a LOT like mine – framing, angle, fog formation, everything. But so many people take pics of the landmark, and it’s small and shows for about 2 seconds, so – who knows!

    • Photo-John says:

      That’s a tough one, megan. If it is your image, and they’re using it for profit, then you might have a legitimate claim. But proving it’s your photo might be tough and parody is also protected under US so their whole video might be protected.

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