On the 13th October we held a photo walk as part of the Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk (WWPW from now on). It was not something I was aware of, but a friend of mine alerted me to its existence. In other parts of the world it seems really popular, but over here it seems less so and there were no other walks in the North East. It would have been a shame to have missed out so I decided to host one in Newcastle. The idea is to organise a walk that lasts about 2 hours and takes place on the 13th October (at any time). The leader designs a route and organises an end point for people to meet and have a drink.
We had a really good turn out and the weather stayed nice and sunny, unlike Franks Amsterdam walk. We met at the Strawberry just outside St James Park (can I call it that again?!). We headed along to the new business school where the architecture is really striking, before heading along through china town to Grey's monument.
Luckily for us there was a Market taking place at the monument which enabled some interesting images. I spoke to one of the stall holders who was selling some interesting candle powered toy boats. He agreed to couple of portraits.
From the monument we headed down Grey Street before finishing at the Bridge Hotel. It was a fun afternoon and it was great to meet so many new photographers.
Here is a selection of images from a few of the other walkers.
Image Eva Holstein
Image Stephen Beecroft
Image Les Bessant
Thanks to everyone that took part for making it such an interesting and fun event.
A group of photographers on the streets always make an odd sight. Thanks to Stephen Beecroft for the above image.