Portrait Of Chicken

While eating dinner a few nights ago I was struck by the overwhelming beauty of the spicy chicken that I was about to eat. The way the tungsten light was so subtly shining on the sauce just seemed to speak volumes about the state of the world today. The chicken clearly spoke to me in ways that a simple photograph may not be able to fully convey but I had to try to capture the raw intensity that was present before me in this moment so I went and grabbed my camera and snapped this piece I will call, portrait of chicken.

I have decided to make this into a desktop wallpaper so maybe readers can share in the magic of that moment. To download this image in full desktop resolution simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to download the jpg image, no zip, no terms of use, I think the art speaks volumes for itself and I just want to get it out there into the world. Thanks and enjoy!

Edit: yes, this was a joke ;)


  1. d - April 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Har har,

    is it still funny if I actually use this as my desktop wallpaper?

  2. Valentino - April 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    You had me there for a second!

  3. Nic Lake - April 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Well played, sir… well played.

  4. john - April 2, 2010 at 2:38 am

    ;) hehe…

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