My good friend Claes invited me to join a photo walk to do some street photography in downtown Göteborg this Saturday afternoon in the middle of November. In true Gothenburgian style the photo walk, which includes stops for liquid refreshments at pubs along the way, is called “Barfota”, literally meaning “barefoot” but is also a play on words meaning something like “pub photographing”.
A group of street photo enthusiasts gathered by “Kopparmärra”, the statue of Karl IX at Kungsportsplatsen in central Göteborg, shared some champagne before heading off along the busy shopping streets packed with early Christmas shoppers. The group consisted of both amateurs and pros, men and women, armed with digital, analogue, compact, and large format cameras of all kinds. As the light fades early this time of the year the group soon convened in a pub and talked about travels, photography and plans for the next photowalk over a cold beer.