2009 Chilli Eating Competition
Of course, the organisers also wanted me to show the fun side – in a Jackass/Dirty Sanchez way – of the Fiery Food Festival. after it wouldn’t be a Chilli festival without some hot* Chilli action, would it?
They asked me to make a record of one of the highlights of the weekend, the Chilli eating competition, and that’s what you see here.
It was a challenge; I wasn’t expecting nearly as many people to cram into the marquee as did. Little room to shoot gave me the additional advantage of giving the entire event a pacy, hand held reality feel, there were plenty of opportunities for tight, close shots of the competitors that add to the vibrancy of the event the viewer will feel as they watch. See for yourself…
*yes, that’s a pun too.