Photowalk – the Friends edition
We had a wonderful 2019 Photowalking, mostly in the #SoCal area–but we also made it to Madrid, Seville, Lisbon and Porto, Oahu, Newport, Oregon and Kobe, Japan. And our most popular video was from the Central Coast of California, Morro Bay. (And last year’s was from next door neighbor Pismo Beach. Do we sense a trend?)
Jefferson Graham and Ginger DiNunzio photograph each other on a Photowalk of Morro Bay for the Photowalk video series. The Morro Bay video was by far the most popular with viewers in 2019.
The big trend for us in 2019: making new friends and reuniting with old ones on Photowalks. Thank you Josh, Christine, Jan, Jose, Klaus, Kirstin and Kristin, Jessica, Bob and Marla, Tanjareen, Dave, Anthony, Steve, Ginger, Rabbi Kalev, Patricia, Sharon and Christian for joining us on (camera) for these travel photography adventures. Off camera there’s Tony, Ruth, Robin, Scott and Sean.
As I note in the video above (please watch!) Photowalks are a great way to get out of the car and see the world around you.
You notice things when your camera is open that you just don’t other times, like big and little details, buildings and people that seem way more interesting than when you’re soaring past at 20 or 30 MPH. And when you get another photographer by your side, instead of your two eyes, you’ve got four of them on the case. The enthusiasm is infectious and just makes for a great day.
From the lunch break during the Marina del Rey Photowalk, Jefferson Graham with Kirstin Willingham at the El Torito in the Fisherman’s Village shopping center. The Marina del Rey Photowalk video: https://youtu.be/LR3utXUpHzI
And what good is a Photowalk lunch break if you don’t have someone else to enjoy it with! Thanks Kirstin, Bob, Jan, Tanjareen and all the others who noshed with us in 2019. Top spot? Hands down, Tio’s Tacos in Riverside, which is the location for soon to debut Photowalk #56, set for mid-January. This place is wild! I can’t wait to show it to you.
Posing for a selfie with actress/comedian Tanjareen by the classic Bob of Bob’s Big Boy fame outside his restaurant in the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles. From the Toluca Lake Photowalk: https://youtu.be/WnQ1Qxd8DeI
Jefferson Graham and Anthony Quintano go on a Photowalk in search of the two best spots to photograph planes landing at LAX. Would you believe we’re standing just outside the In-N-Out Burger in Westchester? https://youtu.be/6zSnGRLSLuQ
Photographing Jan Schrieber, the @Adventuremuse in Old Towne Orange, California for the Orange Photowalk
Our top ten most watched videos of 2019:
2. San Pedro
6. Catalina (thank you locals!)
My wish list for 2020: it begins by completing our empty spots on the classic California beach route, from Manhattan Beach to Dana Point.
That would be Long Beach to the south, Malibu and Ventura to the north.
1. Hilo, the garden jewel of the Big Island of Hawaii. (a given–we’ll be there in mid-January)
4. Long Beach
5. Los Alamos
7. Los Feliz
8. San Clemente
9. San Juan Capistrano
10. El Segundo
Where would you like to see us go? I’m all ears. @jeffersongraham on Twitter.
Thanks again everyone for watching #Photowalks in 2019. Looking forward to a great 2020!