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Multnomah Falls, OR

DEJA-INSTA

CALLING ALL BASIC PHOTOGRAPHERS!
...OH SHIT THAT’S ME!

Every now and then, we all suffer from a case of being BASIC. It’s not too hard to find oneself among the masses, doing the same thing that our friends, family, coworkers or whoever else in your sphere is doing. And it’s completely natural for this to happen because, odds are, there’s a reason for it.

Most likely it’s because it tastes good, makes you feel good, looks good, or well… you get the point. But at a certain point, popularity can diminish the value and uniqueness of whatever the thing might be. It becomes mundane and not as cool anymore. It loses its luster and excitement. It becomes, well, BASIC.

Just in case you didn’t know the “slang” definition of basic;
Urbandictionary.com describes the word basic as
“being only concerned with things popular, mainstream or trendy.”

Greta J. from boredpanda has highlighted the instagram account insta_repeat, which ever so sarcastically trolls instagram and reposts a collage of images that are all essentially the same. I noticed that they seem to mostly highlight outdoor shots, like the wilderness, hiking, camping, etc. I haven’t looked through the whole account and am just now coming to its attention. 

I have to admit; after reading that article and looking through this account some… I am pretty basic at times as well. In my defense, not that I need to, a lot of these shots are taken because they are of amazing places that are naturally beautiful and most likely not something you see everyday. It’s human nature to want to record those moments to share them with the world and have a record of that time. To say, “yeah, I did that, I was there.” And what’s so wrong with that?

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Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, there are plenty of LESS basic photos.

I figured I’d call myself out and highlight some of my basic Instagram moments.

LEFT Insta_repeat post 
RIGHT My photos © Justin W John

Multnomah Falls, OR

Multnomah Falls
Portland, OR
April 2017

Multnomah Falls, OR
Forest insta_repeat

Somewhere Near Packer John Mountain
Garden Valley, ID
April 2017

Garden Valley, ID
bridge insta_repeat

Foot Bridge at Multnomah Falls 
Portland, OR
April 2017

Multnomah Falls, OR

WINTER MOMENTS. YUP.

red cabin insta_repeat

Red Barn, The Bench
Boise, ID
December 2015

red shack
dock insta_repeat

Blue Horizon, Lake Payette
McCall, ID
November 2007

Payette Lake

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These next few might be stretching it, but the idea is there and it is basic.

trail insta-repeat

Veterans Memorial State Park
Boise, ID
April 2017

Trail
Tracks insta_repeat

Storms on the Horizon, Morris Hill
Boise, ID
June 2015

Railroad Tracks
mountain insta-repeat

Stack Rock
Boise, ID
September 2018

Mountain
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