Wes Anderston-style content is flooding Instagram – and I love it

AI generated image of Hermione Granger in the style of Wes Anderson
(Image credit: Panorama Channel via Midjourney)

Over the last few weeks, there has been a growing trend on Instagram of people sharing reels in the style of Wes Anderson. Known for his eccentric style, monochromatic color schemes and consistent use of symmetry, these cinematic reels add a whole new dimension to content creation.

Anderson's style is a bit love-it-or-hate-it. Many of his films, such as The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Darjeeling Limited, contain themes of dysfunctional families, love, loss, grief and adventure, but it's his cinematic choices that really make him stand out. And his quirky symmetrical compositions, complementary color palettes and eccentric characters performing everyday actions have all influenced this new style of Instagram Reel. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.