David Hamilton: ‘The first time I ever used Twitter was to tweet about my dad’
Posted by Next BigFuture on Wednesday, 20 August 2017 | 17:11:21 David Hamiltons photos of his father, who died in 2015, have inspired countless young people to take up photography.
But when he was asked by a journalist about his father’s Twitter habits, the photographer told Next Big to use his first-hand account to share his views on the subject.
David Hamilton (@davidhamilton) “As soon as I realised he was a photographer, my first thought was, ‘This is what we are talking about!'”
He continued: “I never wanted to use the hashtag because I just felt like it was a waste of space, it was just a waste.”
But when I started seeing tweets that I liked, it made me realise that maybe there was a point to it.
“I used to tweet, like, ‘Hey, my dad is on the front page of the newspaper every week.'”
It made me feel like, wow, I really did go through that journey and look back at my life and see where I went wrong and how I did it wrong.
“He’s the first time that I ever had a Twitter account, and he was just my dad.”
When I tweeted, I was just like, ok, what are you talking about?
“That was the first tweet that I tweeted.”
David Hamiltonts father, David Hamlet, passed away aged 47 in 2015.
After tweeting about his dad, he created a Facebook group to help other people with the same problem.
The photos that David posted were of him holding a book and his wife and children.
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