Impressions - PolaWalk Launch Event
by Thomas Preyer
We had our launch event for PolaWalk on the 27th of July. The event kicked off with a special version of our PolaWalk tour for invited guests across Vienna's first district and ended with a picnic for friends and family in the Prater.
Despite the extreme heat and the blistering sun, eight bold "PolaWalkers" met in front of Karlskirche. Their goal was to explore the inner city by using our original Polaroid cameras and creating eight unique pictures while doing that -tangible and one of a kind.
|PolaWalk Launch - The Group|
There was a short introduction about the cameras and the films the group was going to use.
|Gilbert explaining the idea of PolaWalk|
Followed by a few words about the history of Polaroid and the re-invention of instant film by the Austrian company "The Impossible Project".
|Thomas, Gilbert and the group - Explanations|
Now, the group was ready to use their vintage cameras.
There were action filled shots,...
|"Rock 'n Roll" by Stine from Denmark|
...but also some typical Vienna clichés like this shot of a Sachertorte.
|"A piece of Sachertorte" - shot by Christine from Austria|
Gilbert, our co-founder and Anja - showing dedication to the perfect shot.
|Gilbert and Anja at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg)|
Barbara from Vienna Unwrapped brought her daughter to the PolaWalk. She was shooting for her school project. Team PolaWalk is positive - this will be graded with an A!
|PolaWalk is for everyone|
Our picnic/party took place at the Jesuitenwiese. Time to reinforce our energy with a variety of home-made snacks and cold drinks. The highlight: Instant apricot punch for instant photographers. A fruity delight!
|PolaWalk - Launch picnic at Jesuitenwiese|
Reading, relaxing and more fun with instant photos.
|Margarita is studying the PolaWalk quick guide|
|The relaxing part of the day|
|More instant photo fun|
We had an amazing day at our launch day and a lot of fun. A big thank you to all helpers, friends, family and participants.
Here are a few more Polaroids that were taken by our guests at the picnic:
|Is that expression curiosity?|
|Lucky guy! :)|
|Jakob, Natalie and Anja are rocking the picnic|
Check out Barbaras website Vienna Unwrapped, a comprehensive resource on what to do in Vienna.
You can find more pictures from the event on our Flickr page.
If you are interested in taking a tour with us, please check www.polawalk.com for dates and booking information.
We also offer a beginners workshop about instant photography in German.