PROJECT: Iron Chef Photography – Fork: Voting

This project has concluded. You can see the results here.


Public Choice

PUBLIC CHOICE Voting on the “Iron Chef Photography – Fork” photography project is now open!

When voting, please keep in mind the purpose of this project, which is to reinterpret an everyday object with an artistic message, to make the mundane compelling. Vote for up to THREE photos you like best. You may vote for fewer than three if you wish. If you are undecided between two or more photos, I encourage you to lean towards giving your vote to those which were more creative with the artistic message and interpretation of the subject. Having said that, if you have three definite favourites, vote for those without hesitation! Make sure you click on the thumbnails to see the full sized version of all photos! Some of them have details that aren’t visible in the thumbnails.

It is permitted to vote for your own photo, but I encourage you to give your choices to other photographers. If you recognise a photo as being made by a friend, you are welcome to vote for them, but please remember this is a project about creative photography, not a popularity contest. Voting is anonymous. The final winner will be the photo with the most votes. In the event of a tie I will choose from the tied photos. Voting will remain open till 11:59pm March 30th, and the winner will be announced on March 31st (Australian Eastern Standard Time – Check the time in your own area).

Judge’s Choice

The three judges will be voting independently, without consultation. I will be giving them the same instructions as above for the public vote. However the judges will vote by giving three points to their first choice, two to their second and one point to their third choice. I will also be asking them to write a line or two about why they chose the particular photos. I will then tally the scores, and the highest scoring photo will be awarded Judges Choice. The next three highest scoring will be awarded honorable mentions. All photos given points by the judges will be displayed along with the comments. In the event of a tie, I will select the winner. This should be an interesting learning experience for us all!

Congratulations to all participants and good luck!




























































The judges

BrianBrian Auer is a photographer currently residing in the San Diego area. He’s been actively pursuing the art of photography since 2003, and his daily quest is to become a better photographer. The Fine Art Photoblog is Brian’s creation and he has selected some of the finest and most enthusiastic photographers to participate in this website. He also blogs about photography at the Epic Edits Weblog and shares his work at Flickr.

AndrewAndrew Gibson is a photographer who was born in the UK and graduated from the Blackpool & Fylde College with a BA (Hons) Photography in 1999. One region he’s been drawn back to time and time again is South America, in particular Argentina and the Andean regions of Boliva and Peru. It’s for this reason that he’s moved to Argentina to focus on photographing and writing about these countries.

AndreasAndreas Manessinger is a photographer working in Vienna, Austria who spends his weekends in Carinthia, Austria’s most southern, sunny province. Since autumn 2006 he has a photoblog where he posts one image per day, and that means shot, processed and posted at the same day. His work is mostly street photography when he is in Vienna, and landscapes and rural environments on weekends, but these are no hard rules.


  • April

    How interesting! Through this exercise, I’ve discovered that “voting” for an image — trying to analyze the reasons for casting my votes — is as challenging as it was to create an image for the project.

    It was difficult to choose.

    Thank you for creating this experience!

    March 26, 2008
  • I’m glad the process has encouraged you to think more deeply about what you like in others’ photos April. That’s one of the reasons for having a public vote. Thinking about what you like in photographs will help you improve your own! Which is the whole idea of these photography projects :)

    Thank you for participating, and I hope you will continue to do so in future projects!

    March 26, 2008
  • Irene Smith

    I enjoyed looking at all the different ideas for a fork. My favorite was #13.

    March 28, 2008
  • Elizabeth Kientz

    I was looking for some tutorials on photography and just joined Digital Photography sometime ago. Then I found this site. I love cooking and illustrating and I find a lot of creativeness in challenges. This is a very interesting topic, an out of this world challenge.

    Thank you for letting me vote…

    March 30, 2008
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    March 30, 2008
  • Oh Darn, I missed the voting deadline! There certainly are some great shots here… Well, Awaiting the results now.

    March 31, 2008

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