...So I did my first #instameet the other day. Didn't know what to expect, really. Thinking about it beforehand, I assumed I'd show up to a crowd of people, each with a cell phone in hand, milling about, documenting any and everything they saw. They would filter it later, upon posting, or if they were too good for image manipulation, they would go the oh-so-proud "#nofilter" route.
The selected location was Fort Macon, which I've visited a few times, only once with a camera–my Mamiya 6. I figured I'd take a different approach to my last photographs of the fort by taking my large format camera with me on this rendezvous. The details and textures in the fort's 175 year-old nooks and crannies beg for it.
To my happy surprise, I left my first #instameet having connected with half a dozen awesome folks as passionate about making images as I am, each with their very own style and vision. I've always been a big fan of photo outings with a few buddies. It's refreshing to see what comes about when you've got a few lenses pointed at the same subject.
If you want to get the gist of what all went down, head on over to instagram, and check out the 'ol #FortMaconRingworm. Long story on how that came about...