Best of 2021: Photowalks S2 highlights
Vegas, Zion, Hawaii, Flagstaff, Palm Springs, Savannah, Manhattan & Redondo Beach!
Even in the midst of a pandemic, we still managed to bring the Photowalk cameras to some great places year for season 2 of the travel photography series, so if you’ll indulge me, a quick look back at highlights from a strange year.
First up, the highlight reel, with stops in historic Savannah and Flagstaff, the best hidden spots of Las Vegas and Oahu, Hawaii, the L.A. seaside suburbs: Manhattan and Redondo Beach, the majestic Zion National Park and everyone’s favorite L.A. getaway, Palm Springs. Please watch and let me know what you think!
I started the show because whenever I popped into town, I’d pepper locals with questions about where to go to get the best sunset and iconic Instagram shots. I figured if I was interested in this stuff, others would be too, and it would be fun to bring viewers along for the ride.
I shot most of the episodes on the camera viewers were probably using—a smartphone, so no fancy gear needed on your part. (But anytime you want to geek out and talk expensive gear, like my beloved new Sony A7IV, I’m more than happy to oblige!)
Season 3 starts January 11!
We’ll be launching Season 3 beginning January 11th. We have a fabulous new sponsor for the show, Flipboard, the social news app that also happens to be a great place for photo sharing. You’ll hear more from me on that in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, I hope you’ll join me as we explore New Mexico, from Santa Fe and Taos, to Bosque Del Apache and Pie Town, the amazing murals of San Francisco’s Mission district and the rocky coastline of California’s greatest treasure, Big Sur.
Thanks everyone for watching my labor of love. Thank you to my executive producer Peter Spirer and his musical contributions, which also include the great Paul Ellis, my brother James Jez Graham and nephew Bill Graham. (That’s me “Toot, Toot, Tootsie-ing in Flagstaff.) Thanks to Homer Liwag, Charlotte “Ginger” DiNunzio, Brianna Broyles, Karin Carr and my mom Judy Graham for Photowalking with me in Las Vegas, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Palm Springs and Savannah. Thanks to Jez, Peter, Michael Ansell and Sean Fujiwara for video assist. Thanks to our son Sam Graham for the logo and Ruth Stroud for enduring the “just one more stop” and “one more photo” all these years. Thanks to the locals who welcomed us to town and helped show us the way, like Zion’s Jason Butler, Joyce Kiehl from Palm Springs, Meg Roederer of Flagstaff (fabulous guitar store in town, BTW!) and speaking of guitar masters, the one and only Howard Paul of Savannah!,
And thanks to all of you! I love every e-mail, social media comment, text and tweet that comes my way, so please keep them coming! Happy new year to all!
P.S. My new podcast partner Scott Bourne will be sore if I don’t remind you to listen to our new iPhone Photoshow podcast, all about mobile photography. New episodes drop every Friday on wherever you listen to podcasts, and that includes Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. Check it out!