For many, the word “hedgehog” brings a particular image to mind: A fast, blue hedgehog scrambling across a screen collecting rings. However, the hedgehog in this week’s review couldn’t differ more from Sonic the Hedgehog — Matthew is a small and relaxed hog who likes to pose with flowers and with miniature toys and dolls.
Matthew (@matthewthehedgehog) has more than 34,000 followers on Instagram. He is very tiny and prickly.
Quality of Pictures
All of the pictures are very nicely composed, with proper lighting and are probably taken on a camera rather than a phone. The elements of the photos are carefully arranged, and they range from tiny snow globes to baskets. Nearly every post includes a prop of some sort with Matthew posing nearby, which results in a lot of lovely photos of a hedgehog surrounded by flowers.
Rate of Posts
You’ll only see posts every few days from the account. It makes sense because I wouldn’t even know where to start looking for all of these hedgehog-sized props. You can tell a lot of behind-the-scenes work goes into the posts, and the timing and content of the photos seem carefully constructed.
Cuteness of Pet
Despite his prickly nature, Matthew is a very handsome hedgehog. Paired with an off-white background and soft, washed-out colors, the photos of him have a very relaxing and aesthetically pleasing feel to them. When it’s not hidden behind his spikes, you’ll get a few of Matthew’s cute little hedgehog face.
You’ll be carefree in no time after scrolling through this page for a while. Matthew’s owner is a skilled scene-setter and a good photographer as well. The result is a heartwarming glimpse into the life of a hedgehog.