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Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

09/03/2018
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“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” Lewis Hine.

Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

 Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. Dorothea Lange
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. Ansel Adams
Photography is like a moment, an instant. You need a half-second to get the photo. So it’s good to capture people when they are themselves. Patrick Demarchelier

To celebrate International Women’s Day and share the joy of vegan cooking, the lovely ladies of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (WCR) in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation, organized an evening of exquisite dining in NYC at James Beard House on West 12th St. The evening was truly a remarkable celebration of the best in Vegan cooking; all the dishes you see above were vegan preparations made of the freshest and most sophisticated flavors. My dear friend, Nina Curtis, who by the way, is the incoming President of the organization, joined a fine team of chefs from around the globe to make the occasion truly special. The theme for the evening was Women Chefs Rule: The Vegan Edition and it was memorable.  The setting, Mr Beard’s home,  made for a magical time in a space known for its long and rich history of bringing master chefs and eager foodies together for fine home cooked American cuisine.  The home has a cozy feel and we could all sense the love of food that has been celebrated there for decades.

I must confess that the evening started with wine and a selection of tasty hors d’oeuvres. And Yes, I didn’t photography all of them because the usual traffic congestion in the city meant that I missed a few (two to be exact) of those delicacies. I gobbled down the Toasted Quinoa Cakes with whipped fava bean hummus, dill oil and onion flowers and forgot to photograph them. I was lucky that by the time  I caught my breath and got my wits together, the creamy and flavorful Chilled Carrot-Borscht Shooters with macadamia nut sour creme and amaranth micro-greens drink came round.  I took several photos of my two glass servings and of every dish from then on. Each dish was paired with a wine that enhanced the flavors and made for a delightful end to a special day… That said, come back for the rest of the story and remember that Women’s History Month continues for the rest of March.

 

 

“My inspiration has always been photography’s ability to stop time and reveal what the naked eye cannot see.” Lois Greenfield

Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees. Paul Strand
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. Alfred Stieglitz
To me, the magic of photography, per se, is that you can capture an instant of a second that couldn’t exist before and couldn’t exist after. It’s almost like a cowboy that draws his gun. You draw a second before or after, you miss and you’re dead – not them. To me, photography’s always like that. Mario Testino

This week’s photography challenge calls for visual storytelling and the evening of delicious gourmet foods fits the bill. I have more to share so come back pronto!

 

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“To me, the main and most exciting thing about photography is to meet people. The picture is the result of what happened between me and them on the set.” Francesco Carrozzini

Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

Photo Challenge: STORY TELLING

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts. Garry Winogrand
Photography can be a powerful instrument for change, and photojournalists can tell stories that make a difference. Brian Skerry
Photography gives you the opportunity to use your sensibility and everything you are to say something about and be part of the world around you. In this way, you might discover who you are, and with a little luck, you might discover something much larger than yourself. Peter Lindbergh

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post:  –  STORY  –  For this week’s challenge, do some visual storytelling with your photography. Though a single image can tell a complete story, adding photos to a series can even further expand upon a narrative. As always, I’m excited to see what you all share.

 

Positive Motivation Tip: Enjoy good food with loved ones as often as you can. Cherish each bite… savor it.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Gladys Parker permalink
    09/03/2018 6:22 pm

    Some of the most profound, inspirational and history telling has come from International Woman’s Day and Woman’s History Month. I have loved reading and listening and will continue. I would love to know what that orange drink or experiment was?

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      09/03/2018 7:43 pm

      The orange drink is the Chilled Carrot-Borscht Shooters with macadamia nut sour creme and amaranth micro-greens drink

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