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If I Were A Photographer, What Would I Do With An Egg?
“Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg until it is broken”— MFK Fisher
Presentation and Documentation are due in class: Monday, November 17, 2014
You have read MFK Fisher’s “How not to boil an egg” for your Culinary and Baking classes. For this assignment, you are working in groups to think about the egg visually.
- You are assigned to a group (see following pages to find out who’s in your group and who your photographer is)
- Each group will focus on one photographer
- Each group determines 4-5 adjectives or short “descriptive phrases” that describe the photographer’s style
- Each group member will contribute one photograph of an egg taken in the style of the photographer that reflects the adjective (i.e., if you are assigned Julia Margaret Cameron, take a photo that “looks” hazy and blurry like a photo by Cameron)
Each group gives a 5-minute Powerpoint Presentation after lunch on November 17. Keep your presentation short and limited to 5 minutes so that we have a few minutes for questions about the photographer and your photos.
- Powerpoint presentations should have a maximum of 6-7 slides
- Include a Title Slide that identifies your photographer and group members
- Include an “About the Photographer” slide. This slide should have 4-5 lines describing the photographer’s style (limit your biographical information, don’t tell us where s/he was born, went to school, etc. unless it’s relevant to style)
- Choose 4-5 adjectives that describe the photographer’s work (stark, linear, fuzzy, etc.)
- Create a slide featuring the adjective with a photo (of an egg!) by each member
- Each member of the group must make his/her own “egg” photo to be included in the Powerpoint presentation
What you turn in:
- Each group submits a paper copy of the group presentation (printout of Powerpoint slides-black and white is fine)
- Each group member has to submit a one-paragraph reflection of the experience directly to the instructor. These are personal reflections that you do not have to share with your group, only your instructor.
TIP! There is a lot behind producing good food photography but the best tip to get started is to keep it clean and simple. Try to keep the background uncluttered. Let the egg be the star! You can manipulate your egg however you want, break it, color it, draw on it, accessorize it, cook it!
Alexander Rodchenko Man Ray
Veronica Pacheco Katherine Batallas
Terrance Sutton Grisell Garcia
Shania Benjamin Jennivieve Arjune
Leyla Dawouda Heawon Jung
Paul Outerbridge Clarence H. White
Estephany Tapia Naqueisha Moore
Marlie Villfort Minhui Siew
Valery Mendez Peter Joung
Shai Plata Sherrida Murchison
Edward Weston Imogen Cunningha
Sonia Solache Jakeva Juillet
Leah Morgan Benedicta Ansah
Jonathan Catana Jane Tan
Terence Morris Andre Andre
Samoia Yaro Fulani