I am not surprised by the bizarre requests made by the celebrities that Henry Hargreaves chose to photograph. Before this topic was posted as a discussion topic I was not even aware that photography such as this was present, it is definitely fascinating to look at and read about. Hargreaves job as a photographer for such strange requests seems to be entertaining. Everyday is a new experience which keeps the job appealing. For example the photo of Sinatra’s request specifying such an odd number of 24 chilled shrimp. The strangest one was the one of cornstarch, the requests are so random but yet so real. These unusual requests can be somewhat of a new found routine in the beginning of each celebrities career that they carried on with them for many years probably symbolizing “luck” or “ease” for a performance or for personal preference.
Being able to actually see the events occurring in Ferguson are both overwhelming but at the same time eye opening. I believe the photographs are evidence of the day to day situations occurring in Ferguson , there is much more to it then what the new channels have lead us to believe. The photo of the children with their hands in the air and looking dead on into the camera creates the serial thought of “this is real” although as Olson said more than likely the children are just mocking what they see or they could actually be aware of the meaning behind such the powerful hand gesture. I feel the Kent photograph and the photographs taken at Ferguson differ because in the Kent photograph you can see the look of sorrow and disbelief in the face of the individual standing over the lifeless body while in the photographs taken at Ferguson you see a community not focusing on what is going on around them at each given moment they protest but the positive message they want to convey buy raising a hand and shouting “please don’t shoot”.
Photography in a general sense will always be questioned when it comes to the authenticity of a photography and the artists methods of capturing that one amazing photo. Capa is not the only artist who has caught themselves in the middle of a controversial battle dealing with staged photographs. But the picture specially taken by Capa, Death of a Loyalist Solider, has been at the center of doubt for quite a while. There are two sides to every argument and I feel I have to take sides with Capa on this one. Capa is an amazing artist not to mention brave, to go out in the middle of a war and being able to produce such a remarkable photo in such dangerous circumstances is something I know I wouldn’t have been brave enough to do. Cameras back in the day weren’t of the best quality so I can understand why someone can argue the photo not being of the best quality or being out of focus. But we have to keep in mind that Capa was taking photos on a sunny Sunday morning on a daily walk around the town, he was faced with danger from every angle. I believe the photo just happened; it is possible that even Capa himself wasn’t aware that the famous photograph that we know of now was captured until he reviewed the photos from his camera footage.
The photo that you see above is an once ordinary cream puff that we transformed by adding multiple ingredients made in Professor Jacus Baking 1 class. We stuffed the bottom of the cream puff with vanilla pastry cream then topped it with frozen raspberries and finished it off with cream Chantilly. In several of the raspberry cream puffs you can see the juices from the raspberries itself flowing alongside the vanilla cream suggesting that the raspberries are full of sweetness. The brightness of the fruit can also suggest that the fruits are crisp. The flakiness of the cream puff allows for a slight crunch factor in the desert. You can see that the texture of the Chantilly is light and delicate the way it peeks through the top hole of the cream puff top.
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day for many reasons and I agree. One being that it helps your body rejuvenate from the hours of sleep you endure overnight and the amount of nutrients not being obtained while you’re asleep , another reason is to help your body function and help you maintain a good mood in the morning. When I first read the article on the New York Times , what interested me was the fact that these kids were basically having mini entrees for breakfast when I would just wake up and grab a quick cup of juice and be on my way. Being a college student and working doesn’t allow much time to sit and make breakfast every morning or every other morning but I do admire the nutrients that children around the world are receiving each and every morning , it makes me realize that breakfast is essential and I should start to practice incorporating this meal into my schedule .Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day for many reasons . One being that it helps your body rejuvenate from the hours of sleep you endured and the amount of nutrients not being obtained when you’re asleep , another reason is to help your body function and help you retain a good mood . When I first read the article on the New York Times , what interested me was the fact that these kids were basically having mini entrees for breakfast when I would just wake up and grab a quick cup of juice and be on my way. Being a college student and working doesn’t allow much time to sit and make breakfast every morning or every other morning but I do admire the nutrients that children around the world are receiving each and every morning , it makes me realize that breakfast is essential and I should start to practice incorporating this meal into my schedule .
Texture is an important aspect when it comes to food. There are different sorts of textures and being able to know which texture can be paired with which is a skill I hope to accomplish. In the photo that I have chosen there is quite a balance of texture within the products. The scallops in the picture are seared to perfection to obtain the golden tops on each side of the scallop. You can see the flakes of black pepper still embedded on the sides of the scallop. The scallop is placed on top of a piece of meat that I interpreted to be the salty, tougher product of the dish to balance off the chewiness of the scallop. The colors of the dish come together to incorporate the freshness of the scallop and the herbs placed on the plate for garnish purposes or even a different taste factor. Although the portions are quite small the flavor components speaks volume.
Spiritualism can be a debatable topic because it can be interpreted in many different ways. Personally I do not believe in contacting with spirits among the dead but in this case Shannon Taggart does. Don’t get me wrong I do find this belief of religion to be interesting, quite fascinating. I say this because the evidence in the picture draws my attention to question myself as to what goes on in a mind of a person so in depth with photographing such bizarre photos. When looking through her photos I do believe that some could have been altered, for instance the photo with the bending of spoons suggesting that the mind is the force behind the objects physical appearance looks unreal to me. But then again real enough to be believed by others in terms of being accepted as just another form of art. For example the purplish orb present on a woman’s shoulder of her deceased husband and everyone responding so nonchalant suggesting it was a common occurrence; they were not bothered by her findings.