Photowalks from around the World
I love hosting and participating in photowalks. There is something really special about a diverse group of people with a common interest coming together in real life. On many occasions we’ve exchanged a message online but never met in person. We gather at a central location and then walk through the streets like a giant centipede taking photos of everything and everyone. My favorite challenge is for the group to take the most interesting photo of a fellow photowalker. It’s like being followed around by hundreds of paparazzi!
Back in May I held a photowalk in Beijing and we gave away a Sony a7R camera! We had a huge group show up, including an appearance by Ms. Leona Yayan Xu who was our famous model for the night. The winner of the Sony a7R was Jack Soltysik. He took the most interesting photos using just his iPhone. You can read a nice note from Jack over on my blog.
This is a great photo taken by Gioqui Brcich at the photowalk.
After my trip to Montana I had a stopover in Denver so with the help of my good friend Justin Balog we hurriedly put together a photowalk. The turnout was huge! Click here to browse through many of the photos that were posted to G+.
Burning Man Photowalk
You all know how much I love Burning Man! Everywhere you look is another mind blowing piece of art or crazy interesting person to photograph. We started hosting photowalks at Burning Man and we’re surprised by how many people showed up, including a number of kids! Check out the G+ event page for photos from the walk. Special thanks to Richard Pryde Hughes for the photo of our group.
Video from Burning Man 2014
Watch this alone or with someone special to you. Just like it says in the beginning, turn up the volume LOUD!
After Burning Man I drove back to Dallas with Cliff Baise (great friend and Arcanum Master). I’m originally from the Dallas area so it’s always special to hold a photowalk and see a ton of old friends and meet some news ones too. There are a bunch of photos from the Dallas event over on G+. Thanks to Tsafrir Melamed for the group photo!
Cape Town, South Africa Photowalk
Everything was all set for a photowalk in Cape Town, South Africa. I was really looking forward to meeting everyone and walking through the city. Unfortunately I got “stuck in customs” (literally) in Maun, Botswana. They wouldn’t let me into South Africa (long story) but it involved an overnight stay in the capital city of Gaborone, a visit to the US Embassy and a missed flight but I finally made it to Cape Town. Unfortunately it was not in time to make the photowalk! I was crushed! I promise to return one day to hold the photowalk.