“It smells like an ice cream sandwich in there!”

On Tuesday and Thursday of this week, Pre-K friends visited Revolution Foods for a fieldwork experience.  It was great to see where our school lunches were made and to meet some of the chefs that prep for our school.  Children that are in the Thursday art groups were the photographers on the trip and put their new skills to the test!  Friends enjoyed asking chefs and drivers if they wanted their photograph taken, as well as photographing machinery, food production and herbs.  It was hard to select photos from the 400 (wow!) that were taken, so here is a taste of our days at Revolution Foods.

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Alexia: I smell lunch.

Michael: Wow… I took a picture of the herbs!

Jasper: This food doesn’t just go to Cap City… my dad said it also goes to E.L.Haynes.

Jude: There’s so many machines.  I mean pipes.

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Ezekiel: It’s cutting all the plastic.  It makes them smaller.

Wallace: I see pineapple.  I’ve had it before.

Jasmine: I’ve had those before… they are President cookies.

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Ty: I’m freezing.  That freezer is freezing.

Amaya: Excuse me… gentleman… what is that?  An oven?

Owen: That oven’s blowing hot air.

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Jasmine: I counted 19 ovens.

Phoenix: Smells like an ice cream sandwich in there.

Jasper: The kitchen was my favorite.  It had lots of cool machines!

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Jasmine: I asked why they put stickers on the food.  The chef said because then you know what your food is.

Ty:  Herbs have special taste powers.

Vandell: Can you open the door again?  I want to take a picture in the oven.  I wont get close.

Now… no photography experience would be complete with out some selfies!  Here are some great ones from our fieldwork.

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“May I please take a picture of you… please?”

In preparation for our field work at Revolution Foods next week, friends in the Thursday art groups continued to photograph with digital cameras.  We began the day by discussing what we might see at Revolution Foods…

Georgi: Machines and people.

Wallace: People that bring our food.

Michael: Chefs that have to cook for the judges.

Chris: Food and mint and salad.  Maybe a giant robot making food.

Owen: Ovens… fish… I don’t like the fish from there, though.

Darian: Maybe… yes… people!

Next, I shared with friends that they had a big job to do next week because I need their help as document photographers on the trip!  All groups thought that they would see people at Revolution Foods and we began discussing how to ask peers if they were okay with having their picture taken.

Wallace: Excuse me, can I take your picture?  They may say yes or no or maybe.

Michael: May I please take a picture of you… please?

Jasper: If they say no, don’t take it.

Michael: And if you do, you might get a ticket from the police.

Sarah: You can tell them that they look gorgeous.

Gabby: You can say thank you!

A big job like this comes with big responsibilities!  Friends decided that they must always walk while holding cameras and that they should wear the strap to the camera around their wrist. We decided that when I say “wrist check,” friends would hold up their cameras and we make sure they are all safe and secure.

Jasper: Keep it on your wrist so it’s safe and doesn’t fall.

Michael: They are really expensive… like infinity dollars.

Next, children asked their friends in the Studio if they could take their photograph.

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Once we practiced in the Studio, we decided to take a walk around the school to see if there was anyone that we could ask to photograph.  Children became incredibly excited whenever they saw a teacher or another student in the hallway.  Here are some of their photographs from our adventure!

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Many thanks to everyone for being so open to us photographing them today!  Friends really loved it and it was great practice for our fieldwork next week.  Here are some of my photos from my perspective today…

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