back to top

This Amateur Photographer Shoutout Has Been Turned Into A Huge Meme

A quick RT could really help get my name out there. Thank you so much for the support.

Posted on

Amateur photographers on Twitter have been sharing their work (and trying to get clients) using a slightly tweaked introductory tweet for a while now.

I'm a 16 year old photographer based in Northern Kentucky. One retweet will probably do nothing but I'm asking anyw… https://t.co/LXqbIBuayv

The exact wording changes, but they revolve around one thing: asking for "one quick RT" to help get their name out there.

I'm a 72 year old photographer currently living in Indio. A quick 1 RT could help get my name out there. Thank you… https://t.co/WdAyyC7F2b

Advertisement

On Twitter, there's plenty of photographers who have been using the format seriously. Amani Anthony Fairweather, from New Rochelle, New York, is one photographer who recently found success.

I'm a 22 year old photographer currently living in Atlanta. 1 quick RT could help me get my name out there. Thanks… https://t.co/WxjwhyhMfM

His tweet from July 14 resulted in thousands of retweets and plenty of praise. "Several other photographers have been sharing their work in a similar manner," he told BuzzFeed News.

"It's just an opportunity for us to get recognized ... I recognized it [the format] last week, saw more and more people do it and was like 'why not'?"

"I got to book new clients and see other photographers' amazing work."

In the days that followed Fairweather's tweet, plenty of other people tried it out.

Im a 20 y/o self taught photographer who recently realized yall out here giving free RTs and I want In on the actio… https://t.co/GgfN0eOq75

I'm a 21 year old photographer from Memphis. 1 quick RT could help me get my name out there. Your support is apprec… https://t.co/7lG8Tvr3qE

20 yr old photographer based in London/Leeds. A year of uni left & I'm trying to make this a career. Your retweets… https://t.co/7baR1lQVDZ

And then, as seems to be the evolution of everything that is both transformable and on the internet, the whole thing turned into a meme.

I'm a 96 year old photographer currently living in Waco. A quick 1 RT could help get my name out there. Thank you f… https://t.co/ynIFHK0jYx

Advertisement

I'm a 20 year old photographer currently living in the IE. A quick RT could help get my name out there. Thank you f… https://t.co/TAxDBiHE9d

I'm a 35 year old photographer from Minnesota A quick 1 RT could help get my name out there. Thank you for the supp… https://t.co/UmurxOhN9C

Now, it doesn't even matter if you're a photographer.

I'm a 96 year old photographer currently living in Waco. A quick 1 RT could help get my name out there. Thank you f… https://t.co/3ZOyX6B0Kh

I'm a middle-aged #budoir portrait photographer from Boca Raton. A quick 1 RT could help get my name out there. Tha… https://t.co/cFCVO1RkV6

I'm a 28 y/o photographer currently working at the daily bugle. A quick 1 RT could help get my name out there. Than… https://t.co/lALW4nCQti

Advertisement

Or if the place you're "photographing" even exists.

I'm a 23 year old photographer currently living in Winnipeg. A quick 1 RT could help get my name out there. Thank y… https://t.co/puBbBZ64Ah

I'm a 24 year old photographer currently living in Saffron City. A quick 1 RT could help get my name out there. Tha… https://t.co/cYLXbFjoVY

Or if you took the photos.

Hi, I am a 18 yr old photographer from East Cleveland and this is some of my work. A quick 1 RT could help me make… https://t.co/gZ1pLyFbfJ

Hell, just go for it.

I'm a 32 year old photographer from Los Angeles. 1 quick RT could help me get my name out there. Your support is ap… https://t.co/DGIzqgBUmS

Of course, the memeing of the format could mean bad news for any photographers out there genuinely trying to get attention. But we all make sacrifices in the name of art.

Promoted

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss