The first three images are by Greg Sachs. They mostly follow the criteria of our first assignment, with the exception of the splashes of vibrant color, and the white pattern behind the knife. I feel these images are successful because: the simple subjects are made interesting by good composition; lighting is used to accentuate curves and lines to create a more dramatic image; I really like how "graphic" they are.
Shoe image by Gemma Comas. I really like the color in this image. The lighting also looks very normal--like a simulated window light.