Instagrammers, bloggers. They really, really want to share their stuff with you. They want to display it really neatly for you. They really want to do the corporations’ ad work for them. They want to flat lay.
So what does this conspicuous product display trend in social media photography say about us? Are we becoming mini brand-ambassadors/corporate slaves, James Franco’s Alien, or is there something inherently attractive about pretty items and packaging arranged just so?
Personally I think it works well for fashion mag spreads or email campaigns, Instagram not so much.