I will now take a few moments of your time to talk about one of my favourite Instagram accounts on the internet: @gangculture (Features no actual gang culture).
In a slew of photos that are pretty, webcomics and selfies, @gangculture stands out against the rest of them by providing something different: Gritty realism. The photos on the account are not overprocessed shots of the moon, the lake sparking grandly in the moonlight. Instead what we get is this:
The gritty realism of LA in all its glory makes the minimalist framing of each photo both endearing and off putting at the same time. From each image you can kind of get a feel for the man behind the camera. Somewhat of a dry, creative humour and an eye for minimalist detail. If you follow him, what you’re getting in your feed is not prettiness. You’re getting grungy, angsty realism.