Quick, you. Yes you. Grab a calendar. A calendar? Paper thing, lots of boxes on it with numbers in them? Probably a picture of a dog or a cat or a sports car or a bikini girl at the top? Or a horse, yes. That’s it. Oh fine, use your phone if you like (I do). Just, find March 27th. Circle it, highlight it, draw a crown on it, or just otherwise make note to keep yourself available that evening. Because we’re back. That’s right, Nick and I are officially announcing the return of our long-missed photo walks, just in time to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our first one so many years ago. Where “so many” equals “five,” because I said that.
For those of you who are new, here’s how it works: Nick and Derek’s Photo Walks are loosely endorsed by Roberts, but in fact Nick and I are off the clock for them. Every so often we just decide to get together before or after our shifts and, well, take photos. And we invite you all to come out and join us as pals, or just generally curious people wanting to learn more. Like a club, except less organized. We’ll name a place, and a time. If you’re there, you walk around with us and take pictures of… well, whatever. We don’t judge, you don’t need lots of experience or a fancy camera. Cameraphone? Great. DSLR? Love’em. Heck, once we had a guy bring out large format film. Anything goes, everything’s cool. We try and keep them free. We’re not paid to be there, you don’t pay us to come. You might be out whatever parking costs these days, but that’s it. If we end up going some place that charges money, we’ll warn you in advance. We want everyone to be able to come out, you see.
Sometimes we’ll bring a model out, too. Nick and I will cover a small donation for their time, but we’ll also pass a hat around at the end if you want to tip them more. You don’t have to, and if you’re a student especially it can be a great way to get some experience on the cheap. We understand, we’ve been there. But if you want to chip in, cool. Again, we’ll warn you in advance if a model will be out, so you can plan.
For this first time back in the saddle, we’re keeping it retro. We’re going to do downtown Indy, no model. Just like the original photo walk. Old skoooool. We’re still hashing out details, so, expect to see more of this maybe next week. This’ll be rain or shine, so, we have to think a bit. We’ve had some bad luck in the past, but it’s always been a lot of fun. We suspect it will be again.
So, did you highlight, circle, or otherwise mark the 27th of March on that calendar yet?
While you wait on deets, why not look through some of my photos taken during previous ones over the past five years?
Also, look, a poll! How excited does the return of our photo walks make you? We want to know, spill.