What have we got here? Is it another attractive young male influencer with a dedicated young female fanbase? Indeed it is. But don’t write off Sawyer Hartman too soon, as this 25 year old YouTube filmmaker, vlogger & internet personality has got serious content behind his name. He is blowing up the vlogosphere with his challenge videos, tag videos, and advice videos, but where he really sets himself apart is in “Through My Eyes” videos in which he travels to locales both exotic and mundane, often with his YouTube friends and collaboraters and videos their experiences.
These videos are different from your average YouTube content; more thoughtful and deliberate. They do sometimes veer into cliched territory, with macro shots of nature and jump-cuts coordinated to the beat of the music playing in the background, but the genuine care put into the project always prevails. In an age where hipster is no longer an outlier but mainstream, Sawyer Hartman is the filmmaker and influencer for the every-man.
He just announced a partnership with an as yet unnamed company that will sponsor his next “Through My Eyes” series, to be filmed in Boston.