The idea is simple, take one of the gray and eerie government meal packets (we found a surprisingly wide variety on ebay) unpack it, arrange it, light it and shoot it to look as scrumptious as it could ever hope to be. As you can see above, in the right hands, this can be done with remarkable grace.
Oh, and there should always be a "before" photograph, of just the gray case.
The work is a metaphor for wringing beauty out of tragedy and finding rays of hope amid grim misfortune.
We are planning to put the photographs into a 2007 calendar. Money raised would go to help in the continued aid in rebuilding the region devastated by
If you would like to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org We will arrange for you to receive your Government Meal Packet.
The deadline for signing up is April 15. Or until we run out of food packets to hand out, whichever comes first.
The deadline for photography is June 15.
This is for wide distribution. Obviously, please forward especially to any photographers you think might be interested in participating. (They don't have to be food photographers but please remember the idea is to make the meal look delicious.)
Also: the money raised by the 2007 Calendar will go to an organization dedicated to disaster relief (we are currently seeking the appropriate partner, if you have any ideas, let us know.)