"Instagram started as a place, a collective group of photographers and artists, to just kind of share their work and their lives. And at a certain point, after doing it for three years, I saw it change,” the actor explained. “Nobody was looking at the photos, they were asking me about my acting jobs, and I kind of went, 'Oh man.'"
Ventimiglia explained that he had first gotten into Instagram because he had an interest in photography, adding, “Since I was a kid, I had a camera in my hand from vacations to family stuff. I always was shooting… It felt like it had lost what I had grown to love about it as a photographer and I just randomly stopped.”
He stopped sharing on the social site in 2013 with a final post captioned, “Finito.” He also has no plans to return to the social media platform.
"I don't need to open it back up to promote the work. I felt like an artist who had a series and he just finished," he explained.