Update - After a month and further research into how other creatives are using the platform, I have decided to continue forward with using the white borders around my images as I had realised that the issue I was having with the look of my page on the platform was the ordering of my posts. 
Instagram has a feature where you are able to remove posts from your feed without permanently deleting them fro the platform called the 'Archive' feature. This moves the images to a separate page that is private, and can only be viewed by anyone with the login details to the account. These images can be reinstated to your live feed at any point in the future, and they will be returned to the spot that they were removed from, and will not be posted to the top of your feed. If you were to delete posts from Instagram rather than using the archive function, you can reduce the amount of exposure your work is getting as Instagram can no longer utilise the analytics from those posts to understand your audience, so it is important to retain the posts you make within the app.
In February I had decided to post some images that I had created during my trip to New York a year prior, yet these images - despite being strong images - did not seem to fit alongside the work I was posting from my other current projects. This caused my Instagram to feel unbalanced, and I felt that it was no longer reflecting the work I wanted to be showing, which caused me to feel uninspired to post to the platform for some time. This harks back to one of my earlier blog posts in which I talked about the importance of a coherent online presence, and this is a prime example of this, as I felt that the work I was showing on Instagram was not connected to the work I was uploading on my website. 
I decided to archive those posts, which encouraged me to feel comfortable with Instagram once again, and I now feel that my online presence is once again displaying a coherent body of work that truly displays my current style. 

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