Joanna Zhou's Drawings Illustrate Types of Instagram Photos

 - Nov 5, 2013
References: facebook & designtaxi
In a new illustrated series by Joanna Zhou, popular types of Instagram photos are identified. This art works examines 12 different social media stereotypes often found on the picture sharing app. This includes the random street shot, the workspace, the hot dog legs, the expensive selfie, food pictures, the beauty guru, the fitness humblebrag, the party, the surprise gift, the interior designer, the DIY diva and the photogenic pet.

These overlapping Instagram themes also point to larger trends in popular culture. Blogs showcasing these types of Instagram photos have been created, most notably those differentiating between female legs or hot dog wieners. Parody Instagram accounts have also been created, many of which revolve around pets. Terminology like 'selfies,' 'humblebrag' and 'DIY' also demonstrate stereotypical millennial behavior.