So many of us will be writing about The Festival of Quilts 2018. And I didn’t want to write just another review of the quilts, so…
One of the things that really struck me while I was at the FoQ’s this year. Was people taking pictures. There was a frenzy of picture taking, and I was among the many picture takers.
It was difficult to get a clean picture of the quilts without someone in the way taking pictures. It reminded me of when I’m in Quilting Class trying to take pictures of the quilts people have brought in to show us. Very often as I take the picture a hand creeps into the viewfinder. At first it would irritate me to have yet another picture of a Quilt with a hand on it, stroking it. Then, I thought, no, actually, this is the better picture, the one with the hand in view.
Quilts are one of the most tactile things I can think of. What is the most natural thing to do when presented with a quilt – I expect you can feel you hand getting ready to reach out for a stroke even with me just talking about it! So I decided to embrace the hand on my quilt pictures. To the point where it was quite fun to ‘guess the hand’!
And so when I found myself getting pictures of the Festival Quilts with a head and hands holding cameras and phones I thought, ah, let’s go with the flow…..
You are not allowed to touch the Quilts hanging at The Festival of Quilts, so what’s the next best thing – taking pictures.
So, let’s take (in the words of Jack Johnson ‘pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures’).
And so my Quilty Friends I give you my selection of:
Pictures of People Taking Pictures – At The Festival of Quilts 2018
I got well into it.
I became a stealth photographer – quietly sneaking up and standing behind people as they took pictures!
Before I knew it I was timing my photos to perfection.
I had so much fun often racing to get a photographer in action.
Now remember me quoting Jack Johnson at the beginning of this post?
Well I couldn’t resist including this video from YouTube.
Someone has put together pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures alongside Jack Johnson singing. But be warned. After watching this video you may be left with ‘people taking picture’s syndrome. In future whenever you see people taking pictures you will silently sing some Jack Johnson to yourself in you mind!
And before you go, just one final set of pictures of….
Oh, and by the way I had a fabulous time at The Festival of Quilts. I would highly recommend it.
And if you enjoyed this post, you might want to read my Joyofquilting post on Surviving The Festival of Quilts