For the last 10 years I have been coming up with a monthly assignment for the flickr group De Doka, one of the biggest flickr groups for Dutch speakers. It’s a challenge to come up with original assignments that will be achievable for a large section of the group’s members. This year I decided to have a different synonym of ‘new’ to be the theme of the assignments every month.
For January the assignment is simply: New.
My first idea went to some frustrating new things:
All these were shot in the studio, lit with a snooted Elinchrome BX500Ri, the background was a white piece of foam core lit with a cheapo filtered flash. Making backgrounds more interesting than just white or black is a thing I want to improve on.