Probably recorded too late at night to make much sense. Perhaps me just worrying too much about us worrying too much about how things look instead of how things taste and the relationship between the two.
Just a quick one really – a while ago Espresso Warehouse got in touch and asked if I’d like to photograph their new catalogue. I said yes without really thinking about it, and later discovered that this wasn’t as easy as I thought it might be, and I liked the challenge of trying to capture what they wanted.
The four days of shooting were a lot of fun – they wanted a more realistic feel for the products so we shot a lot of stuff in people’s cafes and I think my favourite photo is the one they’ve used on the contents page, shot along the bar of Tinderbox in Glasgow as the three baristas work. This was my first professional photo gig and a lot of fun.
All the photos of origin are in black and white, which was interesting. He used a really high ISO and then used the grain to almost age the photographs. What was strange to me was the absence of colour – especially with so many photos of cherries and picking.
I had expected more photos than I found – many of those on the website are not at the gallery, but it is free and if you are lucky they will offer you an espresso from their new pod system. I declined the drink, but did take a capsule home to have a little look at.
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Credit where credit is due – Stephen’s photo of a capp mid pour is just wonderful – looks perfect and delicious.
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