Rino Pizzi's Challenges

Challenge series hosted by rpizzi. Challenges start on Sundays.
A broad variety of Challenges sharing a poetic sensibility and an eye to classic photography.
Finished (6 challenges)
Entries: 286
Winners announced: 14th June, 2009 GMT
Winner: Egg cellent
The greatness of food, cooking, drinks, and presentation. Wonderful, surprising dishes, drinks, wines, snacks, appetizers. Raw foods, elaborate banquets, they all matter, as far as ART and BEAUTY is the first thought they invite. In this challenge the key concepts are elegance, inventiveness, uniqueness and surprise. Stands of a remote market in a forgotten land, the colorful cocktail of an...
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 7th June, 2009 GMT
Winner: Born in 1909
Photos of ONE PERSON's hands and/or feet. Hands holding something or by themselves, one hand only, feet walking, resting, standing. Only in B&W. Please no couples holding hands. The entries must be captivating images of just hands or feet or both of one subject only.
Entries: 130
Winners announced: 24th May, 2009 GMT
Winner: 2739 3806
People on the phone. Corded, wireless, toy, skype, antique, anything will do--as far as they show a human being either dialing or engaged in a conversation on a phone of any kind. PHOTOS OF PETS WITH PHONES OR OF PHONES BY THEMSELVES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 17th May, 2009 GMT
Winner: Scream
Many say that the eyes are the mirror of the soul, but facial expressions can be very powerful when people close their eyes, and many classical photos prove it beyond any doubts. Please submit thoughtful portraits of people with their eyes closed (but not sleeping). It can be a moment your subject blinked, or thought of something with intensity, or expressed a moment of introspection or peace,...
Entries: 30
Winners announced: 10th May, 2009 GMT
Winner: The Shining (1980)
Rick heartbroken in Casablanca, Rhett Butler in the old south, Marilyn playing the ukelele, Don Corleone listening to a fellow Sicilian's complaint. The list of possible settings is limitless. Please recreate a scene from a classic movie as best as you can--clothes, postures, space, and lighting. The subjects don't have to look like the original actors, and the background don't need to match...
Entries: 85
Winners announced: 19th April, 2009 GMT
Winner: Lost door
We all have a special possession that reminds us of something or someone, or that evokes a particular period of our lives. Choose a person other than yourself, and portray him or her with an object that tells us a story. There are no restrictions about type of camera, but post-production must be kept to a minimum. It is important that the words you use give strength to your work rather than...