Tentative Series Name:
Flavors of My Life
For this series I want to do a still life of food photography consisting of dishes and ingredients that I have learned to cook with over the years.
How will you execute idea?
I plan to photograph various foods and dishes I have cooked with or possibly ingredients that I have utilized it the kitchen since I started cooking many years ago.
Why is this topic important to you? What do you want other people to understand? What do you hope this series will accomplish?
My love of cooking from my original love of foods especially family recipes, and have always believed food to be the universal language of the world that bonds and bring people of different cultures and backgrounds together. Learning to cook was a passion for me, not just a necessity, and I strived to push my limits on the stovetop and in the oven. I want to convey this to others by representing food in their I want people to understand that food is not just a tool of survival and want them to see the beauty of food that I do through “living to eat” instead of “eating to live.”
Any special conditions, equipment, or techniques needed?
I want the photos to be as natural as possible and want to emphasize this by using the natural day light instead of reflectors and gels. Other than that, I don’t have any special conditions, equipment or techniques needed.
Output Method and Size:
For now I will stick to traditional 8×10 prints on paper, but may consider creating a magazine or catalog if I think it would be more appropriate for the subject matter.
Self Portrait: I think for my self-portrait, I want to use more neutral colors or a neutral background with me sitting or standing in my room with all my stuff but I do not plan to look directly into the camera because I want the photo to not looked like a school photograph but rather an art piece.
On Location/Environmental: I think I will use myself for this idea and have myself sitting in a grassy area or outside someplace reading one of my books because it is something I enjoyed doing before school started taking over a majority of my free-time. I want the lighting to be very natural in this environment with subtle shadows around me to make the photo look more realistic rather than doing major edits. I want to base this on my peaceful inner peace while still showing how the outside environment can create a calm area for one to enjoy a great book.
Formal/Simple: Want the colors to be plain and simple for this composition, I think I want to show my friend either sitting her her car that is parked for have her at the horse stables leaning against the fence in order to show a calmness to the photo and make it seem like everything is relaxed and not hectic.
Creative Portrait: For my creative composition, I am not entirely sure what I want to do just yet, mainly because there are many routes I can go. I want to either play around with lighting and possibly gels to give the composition a more dynamic look or I will explore different environmental backgrounds to tell a story.