The theme from last month was "Everyday Objects", where the assignment was to take an ordinary every day item and make it shine in a photograph. The assignment this month was "Read to Me" and here is the description I put up in the group.
FEBRUARY'S CHALLENGE: Read to me. Pick a book and make an image of that book or an image that interprets that book. Is it your favorite book? A book you hate? The most recent book you read? Show us the book and be creative. I'm stealing this theme from an article in the local paper: http://news.hjnews.com/allaccess/logan-library-invites-public-to-submit-book-selfies/article_6e4d32a2-a43a-11e4-9b78-37df10b63d49.htmlI selected the most recent book that I had finished reading. The book was "The Art of Asking: How I Stopped Worrying and Let People Help" by Amanda Palmer, based on this phenomenal TED talk she did in 2013.
So inspired by the talk and the book I started to work on ideas for a photo. My first thought was to do an homage to the Eight-Food Bride but have her holding the book in her left arm and holding aloft a plate of donuts in her right arm (a la the statue of liberty) and a sash that said "Take The Donuts!", but as I scoped out the local thrift shops I couldn't find anything that would work for what I had in mind, so I changed tactics. Here are a few of my images inspired by the book.