Pouring Cold Water on Your Hot Coffee

cup of coffee with ceiling fan reflected and ice water

Alternative process album cover concept. Zen Robot series.

Hot coffee for a cold night respite in Morioka, Japan. Then I saw the ceiling fan reflection in it, and couldn’t resist an image capture.

Having only low film speed loaded in my camera, I decided to use my phone instead. One of the things I like about instant photography and mobility is odd, serendipitous perspectives.

If I’m lucky and in form, an image such as this becomes an album or book cover concept. I’m feeling jazz when I look at this, but hope viewers conjure up their own melody.

Patience

coffee vendor sits in his van waiting for customers

Coffee vendor waits for customers. Morioka-shi, Iwate, Japan. Nikon FE2 and Silberra 50 Orta black and white film. November 2019.

Devotion to craft and service. Making a lot out of small spaces. Do one or a few simple things right. There is much to learn from how small business makes its way in Japan.