My 2011 effort to become a better photographer in 52 assignments.

Category Archives: Assignment

2: Photographing a stranger

Manoj, a cook in our Thai restaurant we visited today to celebrate our 10 years marriage. We did not have much of a talk but I could make him clear I wanted to take a picture of him while he was making food in his kitchen. I show him the camera, pointed him to the kitchen and he sayd “OK” and took me with him in his kitchen.He let me wait a bit but then started to do some real cooking. It was awesome to do and the food was delicious. I think I made a friend and go back to eat there again.


02:Photographing a Stranger


  • – The person should be unknown to you.
  • – It can be a street portrait, studio portrait or environmental portrait.
  • – The portrait should be simply lit.
  • – Tell us a little bit about the person – through the image and the caption.
  • – Tell us how you approached and worked with the subject(s) for the project.

End date Jan .24th

Somebody pointed out a nice blog of a street-photographer; Very nice indeed.

I found this photo online, hilarious;

Klaas 01: Vision statement

I did not have to think that long. Here is my statement;

I want to shift my focus from technique to creativity and start making visual memories for real people.

The reason I choose this vision is that I have a ton of gear and gadgets but do too much of technical fooling around without getting to the creative side of photography. This is the picture that I think shows my creativity or at least the start of it.

01:Vision Statement

January 3, 2011
What do you want to do photographically? Tell us with a single paragraph what you want to be able to do with your images. Tell us what you do without telling us you are a photographer. Accompany that message with a single image taken around your home. Inside or out, make a photograph that adds insight into the mission statement you will be writing.

Don’t get overly flowery, just write down what you want to do.

End date Jan 17th