This is my good friend, Allan Fair; Allan is the resident coffee aficionado at Noa Bake House. Noa Bake House has, over the years, become the unofficial creative hub of the Isle of Man, it started off as a bakery but has since expanded into a cafe/eatery/bar/gig venue/art gallery and general meeting place. I sometimes get in there early, bag one of the comfy leather sofas and turn the corner into a temporary office.
A cup of coffee is a cup of coffee, right? Wrong. It’s always perplexed me how one person can take two ingredients, a handful of coffee beans and some milk, and produce something that tastes so good, while another person, well, just can’t? But Allan can, and I don’t ask him how he does it – he’s the goose, and his cups of latte, Americanos and flat whites are the golden eggs.
For this shoot with Allan, I used an abandoned house, simply because I like the light. I made the images using two cameras – a Pentax 67 with 105mm lens and a Fuji GA645. Film stock was Fuji Pro 400H in the Pentax (top 4 images) and Kodak Ektar 100 in the GA645 (last 3 images)