A year ago, I deleted my Prosophos Instagram account.
I can tell you why I did it, but I wasn’t planning to in this post. Suffice it to say, I think social media in general is a vex on all of us, and Instagram in particular is a vex on photography. Funny enough, I still keep a Twitter account active, but all it does is link back to posts on this site.
In order to protect my “online identity” from people up to no good, I subsequently reserved the name @PhotographsbyPeter. The Prosophos account was no longer active (once deleted, Instagram does not allow you to re-claim it). However, recently I realized that @prosophos (with the lowercase “p”) is considered a unique name, so I claimed that one too.
Both of those IG accounts have a placeholder composite photo attached to them, but that’s all they will ever have.