Wilmington Juxt Walk
Two weeks ago a plan came together. Friends have been asking me for tips and tricks in taking better photos on their mobile devices. So I went on Facebook and created an event, Delaware’s First Mobile Photo Walk and iPhone Tutorial. I got with AMPT, EyeEm and We Are Juxt, thanks to all of you very much for helping get the word out. And here we are, 30 some folks joined me on this day and they were all truly awesome. Below are some words and some photos from the crew! Enjoy!
To see all of the photos, check out the tags EyeEm Wilmington Meetup on EyeEm and #WilmingtonJuxtWalk on Instagram.
One Love! -David Norbut
“It was 117 miles, the distance between my home and the Gibraltar Garden in Wilmington, DE. Having had to miss out on the last couple Washington, DC area photo walks, the stars aligned and opportunity presented itself to join the first Delaware outing organized by Dave Norbut. Drove through heavy (HEAVY) rain in Baltimore and figured the day was gonna be a wash, but the skies parted once across the MD/DE border… a pretty good indicator for the rest of the day. Coming up on the meeting spot, a familiar sight unfolded; small clusters of people chatting here and there in the parking lot.
The overwhelming majority branding smartphones more effectively than any flyer or name tag. We knew why we were there even if we’d never met. It is a different (but shared) mindset that scrabbles in, out and over a location recording moments in framed images. We look at the world from every angle possible; not only soaking up the sun, but carefully analyzing its light effecting every surface for the best possible shot. The potential energy that can be tapped just by being around this type of creativity can be – in my experience – really, really good or… well, not. The 30 people that made up this walk positively challenged the way I look at everything and consume surroundings.
The day was brilliant in sunshine, temperature and good company creating greater photography at the garden then further on to the riverwalk and Peterson Wildlife Refuge. Had the amazing chance to make new acquaintances, see some new spots, make some inspired art and tip a glass at the end of the day. Dave put together an great walk and made herding cats seem easy…. good job, man!” – Kevin Moore (@nerdotronic on IG. @kevmoore on EyeEm)
Photo by Kevin Moore, @nerdotronic
“I usually don’t do many things with groups since I am more of a loner until I open up to people, I do alot of things on my own and explore on my own, so this was a challenge for myself to get out and meet new people who probably want to learn and explore like me. The day was a fantastic journey. It was truly a mysterious adventure walking on the grounds of the Gibraltar Mansion. I was so anxious to get to the mansion, I crawled through one of the windows to be the first one inside. The house was so lonely and eerie, many of my photos captured that same feeling. It was a maze and shadows danced all around from floor to floor, I played around with that concept using my own hands and others in my canvas. I felt the house was looking back at me. I wanted to portray that in my photography during the time I was there. I’m really looking forward to future meetups and continuing to meet new people and expand on our knowledge along with viewing each other’s work. I find it fascinating to see how we were all in the same place yet our photography is so different from each other, we see things different through our eyes and that’s what makes the beauty in it all. -Leila Marvel
(@leilaleven on IG. @leila on EyeEm)
Photo by Leila Marvel, @leilaeleven
“It has been my experience that people where not taking mobile device photography seriously. So, to find this group of photographers, working in similar ways, is a breathe of fresh air. We were able to come together and share knowledge on the rapidly changing and evolving technology. In addition, having EyeEm as a platform to continue to share knowledge and as a virtual gallery to share and appreciate the work we all did- that’s a dream. Looking forward to our next meet up.” -Kathleen Magner-Rios (@katmags on IG. @kathleenmagnerrios on EyeEm)
Photo by Kathleen Magner-Rios, @katmags
“Well planned and with luck in the weather department… What should have been a day of grey and thunder turned out to be a sun covered dream. Both locations were full of picture made moments. Gibraltar was covered in green and was amazing as hell! Riverfront, the second stop was just as interesting. A long path of walkers, runners and sightseers alongside a great body of water and a city in the background. I got a good bit of exercise and ended up taking 537 photos in Camera+ , 83 photos in Hipstimatic and met some cool new friends. To top it off we all had some drinks and went over some apps. I look forward to the next adventure and to the uploads and sharing. Peace!” – Mike Edwards aka Hairball (@button_pusher on IG. @hairballmcgee on EyeEm)
Photo by Mike Edwards, @button_pusher
“Having shot with David numerous times before, I already knew the shared enthusiasm we both had for mobile photography. When the organization of the walk came to be, I was excited at the thought of experiencing this developing art with a group. After witnessing one car after another filing into the parking lot next to my house, I knew David was onto something. This wasn’t the start of group tutorial, this was the beginning of a community.” -Brad Wallace (@cinemavericksmedia on IG and EyeEm)
Photo by Brad Wallace, @cinemavericksmedia
Here are some of the top shots from the #WilmingtonJuxtWalk tag on Instagram…
Photo by Leanne Pedante, @freeleep
Photo by Stephanie Records-Cowden, @steviesix
Photo by Christa Blue, @bellerenard
Photo by Shaena Buckley, @sdb2012
Photo by Sara Duncan, @saraliza1
Photo by Bill Lawson, @bi2helly
Photo by Sheila Master, @sheilamaster
Photo by Andrew Howard, @Andyhow
Photo by Eric Anderson, @djeamusic
Photo by Dreme Whitehurst, @daydreme
Photo by Ximena Uribe, @ximoteo
Photo by Valerie Thiel, @dinnerbitch
Photo by Michael Hardwood, @mindvehicle