Instagram Wife

February 25, 2016
In the interest of feminism and gender equality, this Instagram Wife photographs her Instagram Husband in the scenic Grade II listed forest of Wanstead Park, London. All clothes by Regimental Vintage.

Shoot others as you would have them shoot you

Maybe my shooter of choice - Canon 6D, 85mm f1.8 (see the contents of my camera bag here) - elicits less knee-jerk reactions than Henry’s arsenal of AK-47, PPSH, and Mosin Nagan; but I’m a sharp shooter all the same. It’s a widely-accepted opinion that the formula for successful fashion blog/Instagram = photogenic girl + well managed eating disorder + credit card + photographer boyfriend. Hence the rise of the ‘Instagram Husband’ - that oft unmentioned accessory in the ‘Shop the post/Buy the look here’ section in, like, every fashion blog ever.  
So in the interest of gender equality - and I don’t mean jumping on the OMG FEMINIST bandwagon - I thought I’d share with you how mine and Henry’s relationship goes both ways. Yes, he does follow me around and takes marvellous photos of me for my blog but I also happily return the favour. Because like body pleasure, stoking the flames of vainglory is so much more fun when you have a partner. 
Here are some photos I took of my Instagram Husband bearing arms in Wanstead Park, because every healthy relationship should also have an Instagram Wife. 
PHOTOGRAPH & EDIT BY POSH, BROKE, & BORED
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In the interest of feminism and gender equality, this Instagram Wife photographs her Instagram Husband in the scenic Grade II listed forest of Wanstead Park, London. All clothes by Regimental Vintage.

In the interest of feminism and gender equality, this Instagram Wife photographs her Instagram Husband in the scenic Grade II listed forest of Wanstead Park, London. All clothes by Regimental Vintage.

In the interest of feminism and gender equality, this Instagram Wife photographs her Instagram Husband in the scenic Grade II listed forest of Wanstead Park, London. All clothes by Regimental Vintage.

In the interest of feminism and gender equality, this Instagram Wife photographs her Instagram Husband in the scenic Grade II listed forest of Wanstead Park, London. All clothes by Regimental Vintage.

In the interest of feminism and gender equality, this Instagram Wife photographs her Instagram Husband in the scenic Grade II listed forest of Wanstead Park, London. All clothes by Regimental Vintage.

In the interest of feminism and gender equality, this Instagram Wife photographs her Instagram Husband in the scenic Grade II listed forest of Wanstead Park, London. All clothes by Regimental Vintage.

Henry is wearing/bearing: Australian army hat, waxed coat, Civil Defense band, British Army officer boots, and AK-47 (all available in-store at our East London boutique Regimental Vintage).



In the interest of feminism and gender equality, this Instagram Wife photographs her Instagram Husband in the scenic Grade II listed forest of Wanstead Park, London. All clothes by Regimental Vintage.

London is famously green, with a wealth of public parks on every corner. Wanstead Park is a world apart from the relatively-manicured lawns of Hyde Park, with its 140 acres bearing the appearance of a wild forest so synonymous with the English countryside. Yet, Wanstead Park was once a sculpted landscape surrounding  medieval Wanstead Manor which was often compared to Blenheim Palace. Today, Wanstead Park is a Grade II listed municipal park incorporated by Epping Forest. The remains of The Grotto, originally designed as an ornamental boathouse, is a beautiful example of 18th Century garden landscaping. Wanstead Park is a wonderful place to get lost in for hours with one’s dog, especially in springtime for its famous bluebells in Chalet Wood near the Temple.





In the interest of feminism and gender equality, this Instagram Wife photographs her Instagram Husband in the scenic Grade II listed forest of Wanstead Park, London. All clothes by Regimental Vintage.

If you like the visual style of this blog post and like to replicate it for yourself, read my 10 (Actually Helpful) Tips on Outdoor Photography. 
Do you practise what you preach on feminism and gender equality? Or do you think your boyfriend should be grateful to follow you around with a camera in exchange for your own personal gain? Are you an Instagram Husband and want support? Call 1800-SHOOT-ME-NOW.


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