by backpackingbongos

Last June I did a three day backpack with Rae, camping at Angle tarn on the second night.  It had been a pretty miserable evening and night with low cloud and a constant drizzly rain.  Packing up the following morning and setting off towards Patterdale we bumped into Iain Crockart, his wife Lou and dog Ned.  They were walking Wainwrights Coast to Coast, with Iain taking photographic portraits of those met along the way.  Each walker was asked to hold an empty white picture frame and close their eyes whilst the photo was taken.  It was requested that the precise quiet moment be savoured and remembered.

When Iain had completed his walk he sent each person a copy of their portrait to which they would add a set amount of words.  I have included a few here (click to enlarge):

I received my copy of the book a few weeks ago and there are some great personal accounts of the Coast to Coast walk and the challenges that it offers.

A copy of the book can be purchased at cost here.


2 Comments to “Walk?”

  1. What a great idea. I like the photos too, although I’m not so sure about the frame and closed eyes. Still, I’m not enough of a people person to attempt something like this 🙂

  2. It must have been a great way for Iain to have met lots of people during his coast to coast walk. The frame and closed eyes felt a bit weird whilst the photo was being taken but on reflection it now makes sense.

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