An accumulation of images taken from Instagram posts provide a databank of source material from which digital portraits are then created. By resurrecting the mediated image, the infinitely circulated jpeg is re-contextualized as an object commodity once again, thereby subverting the platform’s social network. Social networks, such as Instagram and Facebook, manufacture a unique economy of users, all working as unpaid freelancers for the platforms that they help to populate. In our commodity driven culture, images in the form of posts represent a closed loop of exchange, whereby levels of engagement are subsumed by the word “like” as an icon of approval. By appropriating these shared images into new works, the closed loop of information exchange is interrupted, highlighting its exploitative nature.