I’ve been reading a book lately from Michael Pollan called ‘Cooked’ in which he explores how food is cooked via the four classical elements of earth, water, fire and air. It’s an interesting read, and quite the coincidence that a photography competition with the same theme should happen at the same time!
I was recently nominated by Indian travel blogger Renuka Singh to participate in the ‘Explore The Elements’ travel photography competition organised by Thomas Cook. Based on the same four elements of earth, water, fire and air, each entrant must submit a photo which best represents the essence of each one. The competition is open to anyone with a travel blog, and the deal is to submit your photos via a blog post and then nominate 5 other people.
Further details of the competition can be found here for anyone interested. In the meantime here is my entry, with the nominations below (click for higher res images).
Represents the hard, solid objects of the earth
Associated with stubbornness, collectiveness , physicality and gravity
Represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world
Associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism
Represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world
Associated with security, motivation, desire, intention, and an outgoing spirit
Represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement
Associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom
I’ll nominate the following 5 photographers whose work I particularly enjoy to have a shot at this: