Snap-Happy: Interns' Photo Spree Around the Walker
What happens when you give a trio of Walker interns some new snazzy cameras and tell them to spend the day photographing? Last week, Ashley Monk, Chyna Bounds and I got to test-drive the new Pentax K-01 camera designed by Marc Newson, which just got stocked at Walker shop. After assembling the cameras, charging the batteries, and giving the manual/cheat sheet a quick read, we were ready for adventure.
We soon gave up on the instructions and opted for hands-on learning – this camera is that easy to use. Below is a small sampling of what we captured around the Walker. All images were uploaded straight from the camera, unaltered. Anything that looks edited is merely an example of the awesome powers of this camera. (See more images on Flickr in the Walker’s group pool.
Our first stop was the kitchen at Gather by D’Amico, where the chefs were hustling with preparations for lunch, but kindly accommodated us shutterbugs. Even though the images here were the very first ones using the camera, it made all of that food look extra delicious!
Kitchen at Gather by D’Amico by Ashley
Next, we meandered outside to the new boulders sculpture by Jim Hodges, which on a bright sunny day was intensely glowing, its colored mirror surfaces bouncing off of each other.
Jim Hodges’ outdoor sculpture by Chyna
Jim Hodges’ outdoor sculpture by Rachel
Jim Hodges’ outdoor sculpture by Ashley
Then it was down the hill to the Sculpture Garden next – of course, the iconic Spoon Bridge has to be part of the fun.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden by Rachel
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden by Chyna
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden by Ashley
After our outdoor fun, we headed back inside for a quick, behind-the-scenes tour of the Walker’s underground studio, used by staff photographers Cameron Wittig and Gene Pittman.
Studio by Ashley
Although we took photos of the same things, with the Pentax’s amazing array of modes and options, we each took a different approach and came out with some wonderful images.
Come try this camera for yourself at the Walker Shop from 5-9pm this Thursday (May 10). Use it to capture a Minneapolis spring evening and get advice and tips from Pentax pros. The first 100 test photogs receive a free memory card and cocktail, compliments of Cool Hunting.