Highlights from the Chicago Photowalk

  1. David X.
    NA Copywriter Staff Member Jun 19, 2019

    David X. , Jun 19, 2019 :
    This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, @Kayrbear89 ! Our community manager, @Ruby G., will contact you soon via forums PM regarding your prize.


    Hi friends,

    Last Sunday, we hosted our Chicago Photowalk with renowned photographer Gareth Pon. The event received a lot of interest from all over—in fact, we received over 1,000 applicants for one of just 10 eligible spots in the photowalk.

    Originally, we planned to take everyone for a walk around Lake Shore Park, an expansive outdoor area with plenty of green space and a lake-side trail, before ending the day at the 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Sounds great, right? But as the weekend neared, the weather forecast began to look more and more gloomy.

    By Saturday, the forecast was showing rain and scattered thunderstorms. Luckily though, Gareth was able to secure a last-minute alternative, and a compelling one at that: private access to the sold-out Virgil Abloh exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art.


    For those unfamiliar with Virgil Abloh, he’s a Chicago-area native, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and otherwise multi-hyphenate who founded Pyrex Vision and subsequently Off-White. He now serves as the artistic director at Louis Vuitton.

    We spent the afternoon touring his “Figures of Speech” Exhibition, which showcased Virgil Abloh’s contributions to music, fashion, architecture, and design. From his ready-made collections and one-of-a-kind pieces to artworks (See: Yeezus album art) and installations, there was plenty to see and do.


    Gareth Pon, @Brady R., and I had a blast meeting everyone and touring through the Museum of Contemporary Art. It was an unforgettable experience—thank you for attending our most ambitious photowalk yet. These are just a few of our favorite SOOP shots from this community event.



    As with last time, we'd love to hear your thoughts on these SOOP snaps. Leave a critique of one of the photos in this post for a chance to win a OnePlus baseball cap!

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  2. meatandy
    Oreo Jun 20, 2019

    meatandy , Jun 20, 2019 :
    I really like the picture looking down the stairs , maybe a more centered / balanced shot would have looked more symmetrical or possibly taken at a wider angle.

    But I wasn't there so it's hard to say what would have looked different.

  3. meatandy
    Oreo Jun 20, 2019

    Honeycomb Jun 20, 2019

    BYG BYRD , Jun 20, 2019 :
    I like the shoes pic because of Leading lines the structures and the lines of natural landscapes. Using them in proportion to your subjects to lead the eye into the advertisement

    Honeycomb Jun 20, 2019

  6. ImNileshB
    Cupcake Jun 20, 2019

  7. Siddhant Saraswat
    Froyo Jun 20, 2019

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  8. Kayrbear89
    Gingerbread Jun 20, 2019

    Kayrbear89 , Jun 20, 2019 :
    I love the photo with all the shoes in it, the colors are just awesome and eye catching. I think a shot from above would have been really awesome as well if able to do so. Overall the whole time spent being able to be apart of an experience like this one sounds like it was a great time! Glad to hear the weather didn't stop you!

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  9. Andy lone
    Gingerbread Jun 20, 2019

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  10. BigLobedWelder
    Cupcake Jun 20, 2019

    BigLobedWelder , Jun 20, 2019 :
    I'm a fan of the shot of the staircases. Not only an interesting photo, but simply interesting architecture. Gives a hint at being an eye almost. I actually prefer that the photo was not perfectly centered to provide symmetry.

  11. ReRunRod
    Gingerbread Jun 20, 2019

    ReRunRod , Jun 20, 2019 :
    The staircase is awesome. A couple different angle shots to compare symmetrical look to it would be nice.. otherwise some cool stuff!

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  12. The1Lion
    Marshmallow Jun 20, 2019

    The1Lion , Jun 20, 2019 :
    Can't keep those things here in the Windy City! Think mine has already blown South to Texas! :p

  13. The1Lion
    Marshmallow Jun 20, 2019

    The1Lion , Jun 20, 2019 :
    The staircase is perhaps the best - honestly the only one that actually caught my attention. Perhaps too difficult to try and "center" the what looks like an eye shooting multi color string out is pupil but would have also been interesting to see it from the bottom looking upward ;)

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  14. ReRunRod
    Gingerbread Jun 20, 2019

    ReRunRod , Jun 20, 2019 :
    LOL, on top of the rain mannnn we in fall now [e]1f602[/e]

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  15. The1Lion
    Marshmallow Jun 20, 2019

    The1Lion , Jun 20, 2019 :
    I was working from home yesterday with a window open in the morning and later in the afternoon I had it closed as that cold air blew in :eek: Start off the day in shorts and tshirt - finish the day bundled up :smile:

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  16. MR.BEN312
    Honeycomb Jun 21, 2019

    MR.BEN312 , Jun 21, 2019 :
    I really enjoyed the stairway picture due to the color scheme involved, it is simple but very vivid. I'm actually mesmerized as I imagine myself slowly descending the stairs.. thank you!

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  17. G_Shoaib_Ahmad
    Cupcake Jun 21, 2019

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  18. A1549937402927
    Donut Jun 21, 2019

  19. FlixbusLennart
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Jun 21, 2019

    FlixbusLennart , Jun 21, 2019 :
    I wouldn't mind seeing

    A) more photos than just two
    B) the photos uploaded in full quality
    C) edited images


    That's a 3 minute Snapseed edit and it already looks more exciting. Wouldn't hurt this thread.

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  20. FlixbusLennart
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Jun 21, 2019