Anyone who’s been to an oopoomoo event knows that the first person to sign up gets a prize. It’s our way of thanking people for believing in (and liking!) what we offer. Usually the prize is a book, a print, or some camera accessory, you know, something nice. But sometimes, if we know the winner well, we’ll get them a prize that may seem like bad medicine… it is, but it’s still medicine nonetheless. Case in point: our friend Parnell Legg keeps saying his is unhappy with his photography and wishes to grow as an artist. What better way to help him achieve this goal than awarding him with the oopoomoo Rubber Chicken and a request that he make three images for us to present here in the torture chamber — err, the blog? In case you don’t remember, we also tortured Parnell with the Manyberries Challenge. Isn’t is great to have friends?
Here is what Parnell said about the assignment:
Well, all I can say is it’s always interesting around you two. It disturbed me that the first photo I envisioned driving home started by inserting a flashlight into the little fellow but I went with it anyway.I tried to follow a more thoughtful process and be more intentional in my choices both pre- and post capture and was delighted that I was able to find a wide variety of images that worked with such a simple subject. Attached, as requested, are three photos of Le Rubber Chicken. Also I added one more photo (Impending Doom) because it painted more of a story than the rest and I just wanted to share.By the way we should go for a beer so I can hand back the chicken…. Yes, it’s a ploy to go for beer.