In the Kitchen- November’s Assignment

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner,  many Americans will soon be spending vast amounts of time chopping, stirring, stewing, kneading, baking, frying, smelling, tasting, socializing (and eventually cleaning) in one of their favorite spaces in the home: the kitchen.  We thought this would be a perfect time to challenge our readers to break out their cameras and photograph the messes, mayhem and masterpieces created there.

Show us the contents of your refrigerator or the to-do lists posted on its exterior. What’s in your cupboard that is dying to see the light of day? What shiny surfaces are begging to become works of art? Make us feel like we’re a part of the family feast…or its aftermath. Whatever catches your interest, we want to see it.

Assignment:

The assignment this month is to spend time in your kitchen, and only in your kitchen, to photograph the objects, space, activities, people and tasty treats that exist there. Use as many unique angles and techniques as you can think of – from the abstract form to the documentary snapshot. Explore!

Please answer the following questions:

1. What challenges did you encounter while working on this assignment?

2. Did you find any surprises while spending time in one space to photograph?

3. After reviewing the results, did you discover any subtle (or not so subtle) trends in your style or interests?

Submitting images:

Please send all submissions to bobm@rmsp.com. Please submit only three images for this assignment. All images should be in jpeg format, 72 ppi, with the longest side of your image measuring 600px.

Deadline:

November 30, 2010

Submitted images will appear in an online gallery on Paper Airplanes, RMSP’s blog on December 3, 2010. All images will be used in the online gallery for this specific assignment only and will be copyrighted to the photographer. An email confirmation that your submission was received will be sent by December 1, 2010.  If you do not receive the email confirmation, please contact bobm@rmsp.com.

8 thoughts on “In the Kitchen- November’s Assignment

joe

This is my kind of assignment. I need to get working!
-joe

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Bob McGowan

Awesome!

Ross

I’ve never done food photography before but I’m willing to try my hand at it.

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Bob McGowan

This is the whole point of the asssignments in general, Ross; to challenge people to try new things that they may not have attempted before. Thanks for being willing to give it a go! As a reminder, this assignment does not have to be solely about food…just about what’s in your kitchen. Feel free to experiment!

Bob

Billie

I found this to be more difficult than I expected, fun but not easy

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Bob McGowan

Thank you for contributing to this assignment, Billie. The result have been posted!

Bob

Ross

Are the results posted up somewhere and I just can’t find it?

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Bob McGowan

Hey Ross! Our apologies for posting the results for this assignment later than we had planned. They can be viewed by going to the blog homepage along with December’s assignment. Once again, thanks to you for contributing!

Bob

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