An artist recently posted a tweet offering to remove people’s exes from their photos for $10. It seems that she totally hit the spot: she got so many requests that she can’t seem to keep up with the demand.
The tweet was posted by young artist @hexappeaI, who also added a “before and after” example. She noted that she would consider “serious inquiries only:”
for $10 i will edit your ex out of your photo serious inquiries only pic.twitter.com/QDLfNlb86u
— 𝕮𝖎𝖗𝖈𝖊 ⚖ (@hexappeaI) January 9, 2020
Her tweet hit over 162K likes and 18K retweets. Not long after the original offer she posted, she had to raise her rate. “Due to the amount of messages [I’m] getting I’m raising the price to $15. If you messaged me before this, it will still be $10 when I get to you,” her next tweet reads.
due to the amount of messages im getting i’m raising the price to $15. if you messaged me before this, it will still be $10 when i get to you.
— 𝕮𝖎𝖗𝖈𝖊 ⚖ (@hexappeaI) January 13, 2020
I’ve seen many artists on Fiverr offering to remove background or objects from photos for as little as $5. And just as folks on Fiverr, some Twitter users quickly offered to do the same thing for $5. A few of them even posted freebies they’d done:
I can do it for $5 pic.twitter.com/yCf9ijae4o
— 🥴 (@thejohnpratt) January 10, 2020
I’ll do it for $5 pic.twitter.com/E4RtmdVsBD
— potato w eyes (@apotatoweyes) January 12, 2020
No sure if I got the right guy 😖 pic.twitter.com/MAxLlkauaN
— Alauren (@Vivaalauren) January 11, 2020
I got you sis 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/WnaismRQS2
— Alauren (@Vivaalauren) January 10, 2020
A couple of users couldn’t help but notice that she didn’t exactly do a perfect job removing exes from photos, at least not in her example image:
One of his shoe is still there. If you want serious inquiries, please deliver serious work lol pic.twitter.com/3EfoSps6S5
— The French Gunner (@D_French_Gunner) January 10, 2020
Still, despite everything, it looks like the clients are pleased with the work @hexappeaI has done for $10 (or $15). Some of them posted the results on Twitter:
She did the damn thing 😌 pic.twitter.com/9N3NUQkCOD
— sailor lune ✨ (@lalunelo) January 13, 2020
Best $10 I will ever spend pic.twitter.com/8uadVOyOey
— Christian (@chrisart00) January 10, 2020
Guys she really killed it pic.twitter.com/5GzzR3FNx7
— claire (@bramflake) January 11, 2020
What’s even more interesting is that @hexappeaI is doing the work on her iPhone. Eat your heart out Photoshop masters!
thank u i literally do it on my iphone
— 𝕮𝖎𝖗𝖈𝖊 ⚖ (@hexappeaI) January 10, 2020
So, it looks like we can throw away our Photoshop skills out of the window and start using a phone app to edit photos and make money. Joke aside, I admire this young lady’s entrepreneurial spirit and idea. She seems to have found a very specific, yet numerous audience. You can’t change your personal history in real life, but hey – at least it’s possible to do it in photos. And it looks like there are many people willing to pay for it.