Proposal

Tentative Series Name

Street Taco Vendors 

State Idea: 

  For this project I want to focus on portraits of street taco vendors. 

How will you execute? 

  I plan to focus on both environmental and on location portraits of street taco venders using primarily natural light. 

Why is this topic important to you? What do you want other people to understand? What do you hope this series will accomplish? 

  This topic is important to me because I love eating street food! Especially tacos! I want people to understand that there is a wider taco market in Los Angeles than Taco Bell and Del Taco. Yes you have king taco and other well established restaurants however, they have all been corporatized. They are no longer about the food. They are now about the image, and idea of what a taco restaurant should be. I want to get away from all that with this project. What I want to accomplish with this project is give someone insight on the work, passion, necessity and devotion these street vendors go through in order to serve all Angelinos.  

Any special conditions, equipment, or techniques needed? 

  I plan on doing day and night shooting so I may need a reflector and supplemental light source as well. 

Output Method and Size: 

  For this series I plan to use traditional prints sized 8×10, 16z20, and larger. I want some of the images to really make you feel as if you are in some of the locations. 

sample sketch

For this project I would like to capture a self portrait as direct as possible. I will try different angle and different physical appearances. I want the camera to capture my physical consciousnesses, my worries, and my hopes and dreams.