Become an Instagram spouse for purely selfies reasons
For better or for worse, in good lighting and bad, Instagram husbands really have no choice
Behind every seemingly casual, stunningly composed photograph of a cool female influencer on Instagram is a frustrated man who had to do everything within his power to capture the perfect shot.
More South African men are fitting the profile of Instagram husbands – partners who take photographs of their spouse or girlfriend to post online.
“To me, an Instagram husband is the partner of an Instagrammer who has to bear with taking all the photos the Instagrammer demands, eating cold food because the Instagrammer has to wait for all the pictures to be taken, pulling over on the side of the road to capture a shot of the sunset,” explained South African entrepreneur and director of content at @instagram_sa Richard Haubrich.As more than three million South Africans take to the social media site, with many having aspirations to become influencers, Haubrich believes every Instagrammer should have an Instagram husband or someone who can capture their best angles.
“It is necessary to surround yourself with like-minded people or someone that can capture the shot you have in mind. I often go on missions with my best friend who’s also an aspiring Instagrammer. We sit down together, talk about the shot we’d like to capture and then we go out and make it happen.”
But most Instagram husbands put up a fight with every photograph they capture. Satiric videos and memes of fed-up and frustrated men are associated with Instagram husbands.
Chase Sharper defines an Instagram husband as a man who loses his wife to Instagram and who quickly becomes a self-taught photograph slave.
Sharper is the Instagram husband of body positivity blogger and Instagrammer Kerry Heathfield.His woes as an Instagram husband includes watching Heathfield “talk to herself when she does chatting Instagram stories”.
“The perks? It keeps her occupied and quiet. I also get to make fun of her outfits and poses,” he said.
Heathfield said Sharper “only takes a few … about five to 10” photographs before she decides which is the best.
“He is definitely an Instagram husband although he definitely needs to work on his willingness to take 500 photos if needs be,” she said.How to turn your partner into an Instagram husband
Beg, beg, beg.
Promise him the world when you become “famous”.
Be his slave in return.
Tell him when you achieve a milestone or get a lot of likes on his photo to feed his ego.
Include him in the fun of it all.