Instagram has been around for some time now, bringing an interesting concoction of quick snaps and ready-made filters to the crazy world of iOS social networking. The photos created and shared by Instagram both delight and appall, but love or hate it, the world’s favorite photographic networking app isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
As if to drive that point home, one group of budding photographers has come together in London, with the goal putting together an art show aimed at highlighting the very best photos to be fiddled with by Instagram’s filters…
The people behind the London-based art gallery explained to ReadWriteWeb that Instagram’s hidden power is in the way we use it – photos of everyday things, in everyday circumstances that take on a life of their own, all thanks to Instagram.
“My World Shared captures the concept of Instagram,” the group says, “to record in images our world around us, our lives, our outlook, our views, and share that view with the rest of the world. It is an individual view, but one that others can relate to, like postcards from a friend.”
Many have tried to recreate the magic of Instagram, including Google with the ill-fated Photovine, but no company has as yet succeeded, and the latest 2.0 release of Instagram shows no sign of relinquishing its crown as the king of photo networks.
The MyWorldShared gallery takes place in London, on October 22nd.
Will you be attending?