Instagram Influencer Shares Cutting Room Floor Pics to Help Keep It “Real” on the Social Media App


An Instagram influencer based out of Amsterdam in the Netherlands is trying to change the tone of the conversation around Instagram pictures, and her efforts are getting a lot of attention.

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Rianne Meijer is known for her dynamic, beautifully composed pictures that show her in a variety of ideal settings that read like a collection from a travel catalogue. But to show her followers the reality of the behind the scenes that went into making these photos, Rianne is posting bloopers and outtakes that show her in a less-than-flattering light and help ground her account in some kind of reality.

According to her, she calls these pictures “reality checks” and they’re meant to clue her users into the posed nature of the pics she submits to Instagram.

“I want to show that photos people see on Instagram, especially from influencers, aren’t ever really real…I feel like I’ve found my voice through this project, and I want to keep building a community around this that builds on the positive message,” Meijer tells INSIDER.

The pictures are pretty much your standard “bad” photos when contrasted with the final pic she chose. Anyone familiar with photography should not be shocked by this, but it is telling that this is a “revelation” for some on Instagram.

If you’d like to check out her Instagram account, you can do that by clicking here.

What do you think? Is this approach better than the typical influencer route of endless travelogue photos? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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