UNKNOWN & UNFAMILIAR

Course : Type Experiments
Instructor : Stan Zienka
Semester : Fall 2011
Keywords : Scientific / Technical / Intricate

This project was about getting out and seeing the world around me from a different point of view. I went outside, camera in hand, thinking about a story for the book. I had a flash idea that San Francisco has a very diverse food culture. I thought that it would be fun to explore this, so I searched for ethnic food and ate it without knowing what the ingredients were. During the process of gathering contents for my book, I found myself observing food more closely than I ever had before. For each item of food, I tried to analyze its smell, shape, various colors, and, especially, its taste. Before eating, I wrote down my expectations and noted my experiences afterwards.