EXHIBIT Closed on December 8th 2013
Juror: Matt Armendariz
Feast your eyes & dig in. From the field to the fork.
From farm to table; the harvesting, preparing and plating of culinary masterpieces. Food, we eat it to survive. Yet if grown and prepared with intention, these are the dishes we savor.
Cooking can be a lot like taking a great photograph. Both lend themselves to fearless experimentation, adaptation and, ultimately, the creation of something awe-inspiring.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Exhibit Opens:||14 November 13|
|Artists' Reception:||8 December 13 15:00|
|Exhibit Closes:||8 December 13|
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
The act of breaking bread with one another is deeply ingrained in our many traditions and ancestry. Search your library for images that relate to food, growing food, livestock shots, harvesting food, farmers markets, famine, restaurants, kitchens, portraits with food, food fights, and people enjoying food together.
Show us the many textures, colors and consistencies of food, the blood and guts, from the field to the fork.
In Association With
Sometimes a great food photograph ignores rules and becomes something greater. Case in point: this pear image. While the pear would be considered a bit too ripe by commercial standards, it's real and exactly at the stage you'd want to devour it. And the old adage "less is more" screams in this example of fruit minimalism at its best. So much tension, so much white space that's far from actually being blank. Filled with texture, light variation, ripples, imperfections, there's so much happening here that makes my mind wander with a story. I love everything about this image!
Honorable Mention #1: Two Ice Cream Cones Venice
Photographing people with food is easy. Photographing people eating is a whole other story. It can be awkward, unsexy (or too sexy), and uncomfortable. However, in this image taken some time ago, it's a moment in time that's sealed forever. It's real, it's quirky, and tells an amazing story. And the details like the haircut and pants really amuse me.
Honorable Mention #2: Dinner at Farm One
Talk about telling a story! I want to be there! And technically it's a marvel: taken at the right time, the right exposure, the right place. It's simply beautiful.
Honorable Mention #3: Portrait 99S
Stunning. Perfect. Beautiful. This black and white image nails the animal portrait perfectly, resulting in me being lost within the frame. Quite the connection for me.
|Dinner at the Farm One|
|Honey on Bread|
|red peppers, rosé and lavender|
|fresh eggs in the frying pan|
|Arriving for Winter Feeding|
|Hawaiian Blue Prawns with Tomato Fondue|
|Farmers Market Salad|
|Behind the Lace Curtain|
|Maria at the Mercado|
|Breakfast at Home|
|Cuyuni Potato Farmer - Peru|
|Middle Eastern Food |
|Post - Feast|
|Palamida Split Fish|
|Quesadillas!! - Boye, Mexico|
|The Lineup -- Market in Yangon, Myanmar|
|Preparing a Hindu Feast - Yangon, Myanmar|
|Maine Ave Fish Market - Southwest DC|
|Spring onion and watercress soup|
|Blood Orange Granita|
|Breakfast Serial - Chrisanne|
|Chicken Poxs 3|
- All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
- Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition and a free exhibition catalog.
- Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
- People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
- We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
Juror: Matt Armendariz
For the past 20 years Matt Armendariz has been immersed in food in one way or another. As a former graphic designer and art director in the food industry, he has surrounded himself with great food before he began branching out into photography and blogging as a way to expand and share his passion for all things food and drink. High and low, near and far, food and flavor have always been his driving force and the stories that shape how and what we eat have always captivated him.
Matt began his blog, MattBites.com in 2005 as a way to share his personal take on food and those behind-the-scenes moments he experienced in work. It’s a labor of love that has led to some of his life's most interesting moments and sent him all over the world.
Mattbites.com has been recognized by numerous publications, editors and writers and is one of the charter members of Martha’s Circle, a selection of lifestyle blogs selected by the editors of Martha Stewart Living. In September 2008, he made his favorite cookie recipe with Martha Stewart during her daytime television show devoted to the topic of blogging.
In 2009 he began teaching workshops devoted to food photography as well as speaking on food styling and photography at conferences, schools and colleges.
His first cookbook called On A Stick! was released by Quirk in May 2011. You can find it here. His second book, Focus On Food Photography For Bloggers, was released in 2012 and features tips and tricks for everyone.
Matt’s photo clients include La Brea Bakery, Target, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Coca Cola, In N Out, Pom Wonderful, Coastal Living Magazine, Time Magazine, Food + Wine, and various cookbooks.