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Wolverhampton in focus for Instagrammers Igers Black Country

By Andrew Turton | Wolverhampton | Latest photos | Published:

It's Wolverhampton - but as you've never seen it before.

Front, John Willis and Steve Spencer wth other members of Igers Black Country during their Wolverhampton Instameet

Photographers from Instagram group Igers Black Country hit the streets of city centre for their latest instameet earlier this month.

And the keen snappers turned their focus on the people and places that make Wolverhampton such a bostin' city - with many of the snaps just taken on a mobile phone!

The group hold regular meet-ups at locations across the Black Country and post the results to Instagram.

Igers Black Country also post daily images captured by keen photographers using the hashtag #igersblackcountry

A total of 74 images were posted using the hashtag #igbc_meet_wolvescitywalk the 20-strong group who ventured out on January 12.

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One of the organisers Steve Spencer said: "The whole point of the group was to meet in person the people whose pictures you've been seeing online and who have been commenting on your own photographs.

"It's putting an actual name to people's online user names.

"It's been great, a social event as well as an opportunity to take pictures."

The group took a mile-long walk around the city centre taking in sights such as Queen Square, St Peter's Church, the council house, magistrates' court, Darlington Methodist Church, the timber-framed buildings in Victoria Street, the Chubb building, Grand Theatre, Queen Street and the new outdoor market.

"Not everyone might think the brutalist architectural style of the council house is particularly beautiful but in some eyes it is," said Steve.

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Igers Black Country: Instagram group hit the streets for Wolverhampton instameet

"We encourage people to look up as well as around them as the tops of buildings rarely change whereas the shop fronts below are constantly shifting landscape.

"People are curious when they see us wandering round with cameras – they wonder whether they are missing something.

" Luckily the weather was quite good for photography on Saturday – it was a bit overcast perhaps but there was still plenty of texture in the sky."

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

Digital journalist based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Interested in breaking news and social media. Get in touch on Twitter @aturton_star or andrew.turton@expressandstar.co.uk

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