An accumulation of images taken from Instagram posts provides the reservoir of source material that digital portraits are then created from. In the Repost series, the posts taken from Instagram are shown as they were taken rather than being manipulated as with the ongoing Homage series. By appropriating these shared images into new works, the closed loop of information exchange is interrupted, highlighting its exploitative nature. 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 resurrecting the poor image, the infinitely circulated jpeg is re-contextualized as an object commodity once again, thereby subverting the platform’s social network.