The visuals of Instagram is what keeps everyone coming back for more and according to Psychology Today, it’s the happiest place in the (internet) world.
According to me, it’s one of the most inspiring because of dual spectrums of emotions it can incite.
Whether a photo is light and airy or dark and moody, the composition combined with the carefully crafted subject render a photograph that invokes a response that can vary per person; from a soothing smile to a poignant reflection, it’s causing your gears to grind as you process it. This causes an emotional connection that we’re all intentionally or passively seeking as it fulfills the need we have to scroll through Instagram’s feed and then carry on with our daily lives as our slice of the world keeps going around us, passively impacted by us because of this platform.
As a creative, it brings me much hope and aspiration to inspire the world, even if it’s just one person because that impact may change that person’s life in some capacity. Hope is what makes Instagram the happiest place in the world.
Thanks to Gary Barragan for collaborating with me. It was an honor, kind sir.