Last Saturday I was in my first ever flash mob, the Birmingham Twitter Flash Mob organised by photographer Karen Strunks. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I’d never been in a flash mob before, but I really enjoyed it. The idea was that once Karen blew her whistle, we stand stock still in the city centre holding up our Twitter-related signs.
I tried to do it sleeveface style, dressing my top-half up as the blokette avatar Shona McQuillan kindly donated to me for my starring role in Twitpanto and I’ve never quite got around to changing since:
I must admit to not being entirely satisfied with the results, I’ve seen sleeveface done a lot better in Flickr-land. But it was good fun and kind of odd, standing stock-still in Victoria Square getting curious looks from the passing shoppers. A Birmingham Post photographer stopped by to capture the moment and afterwards we all went for a nice drink at The Wellington.
Karen Strunks’ next great idea (her head seems to be full of them) is the 4am Project – what will you feel compelled to snap at 4am? You’d better decide by the time this clock finishes counting down:
I’m naturally going to try for something Digbeth-based.