These pictures suggest an effortlessly great photo is often exactly the opposite
They may look like selfies, but it takes a team to get these pictures taken.
The photos we share on social media are often a distorted representation of our lives, so when Twitter users started sharing the pictures behind the pictures, it was a refreshing change of pace.
Twitter user @GavinGarcia12 got the ball rolling with this wonderfully contrasting set of images.
The only way I could pull these photos off is with a great support system pic.twitter.com/EIlnh88wik— ɢᴀᴠɪɴ ɢᴀʀᴄɪᴀ (@GavinGarcia12) August 8, 2018
It took a team of three and a trusting grip to get that magnificent shot.
And as for Gavin’s profile picture, it turns out a well-placed rock and a strong core were part of the equation.
How do you explain this pic.twitter.com/LL1GfbPuLU— Gay Z (@zunijay) August 11, 2018
A sat on a rock and laid out as straight as possible— ɢᴀᴠɪɴ ɢᴀʀᴄɪᴀ (@GavinGarcia12) August 11, 2018
The tweets got others thinking about the ways they set up great photos. Can we get a round of applause for this faux-bed setting?
When you need to make it look like you're laying in a bed, but you can't ruin your backdrop by leaning against the wall.... you build a bed out of a desk chair 😂 pic.twitter.com/93JMCa6qOy— Sarah McGonagall (@sarahmcgbeauty) August 12, 2018
A work of art in itself.
this is ART— ɢᴀᴠɪɴ ɢᴀʀᴄɪᴀ (@GavinGarcia12) August 12, 2018
And it’s not just humans who benefit from a little extra elbow grease behind the scenes. This doggo had to put in the hard yards for this exquisite photo.
The lesson? The curated selection of images you see on social media are often not as effortless as they look, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be appreciated.