Musings: Laura Pannack on the Art of the Photo Walk
Every photographer has a particular way of fueling their own creativity. Laura Pannack, a London-based photographer, has her “walks”—which are photographic scavenger hunts of sorts. Pannack says that “most of my walks are just day trips, so my main aim is to wake early, head to the station with packed essentials and have no expectation of what lies ahead.”
Pannack is not the first photographer to practice the photo walk—a much revered ritual of fledgling and seasoned photographers alike. What makes her work so remarkable is the way the images hold together as a group—each photo reflects Pannack’s fleeting interaction with the subject, while still conveying a signature style.
The images—which she has compiled into a series called “The Walks”—have a refreshingly