This was an exercise I tried after I had decided on a style of photographs for the YOP module. I wanted to base my style on a cross between Edward Weston and Ralph Gibson – using high contrast subjects, and natural light.
Feeling hungry I went down to the kitchen to make myself some bacon and eggs, – and it was when I took out the black frying pan that the thought struck me that the egg and the pan could be a potential candidate for my first test shoot.
I decided that a fried egg would be boring but a poached egg could have a few more possibilities. It took me four attempts before I got the sorts of shots I was after that matched elements of my ‘selected style’ . However the standard colour photos were still a bit bland so I converted them to black and white and increased the contrast level to get a more abstract effect. I also had to adjust the noise as the photographs had been taken in low light with a compact Nikon P7100
I then squared them off and selected the 6 images that showed the development of the poached egg, and then created a single image as well as a set of prints. Still need to do a bit of adjustments on this image if I am going to submit it. I feel the featured image has the most emotion – if that possible in an egg.