Over the past year, I have tried to document my coffee habit through the medium of digital photography. Some would call my efforts obsessive, but really this project, which I call First Cup, has become a meditation on the consumption of coffee, both in act and description.I hit a milestone this last week, 300 consecutive days of photographing and cataloging my first cup of coffee. I have nearly missed at a couple of points along the way, and the subjects haven’t always been interesting, but the process has become ritualistic. Part food blog, part photojournal. I enjoy plotting the placement of the cups, in space and in frame, trying to catch the light in contrast to the surroundings.
It’s geeky, I know, but at least I’m not taking pictures of the cat everyday. (no offense!)
P.S. The above photo is actually not part of the series. It was intended, but somehow the beans seemed a little forced. Enjoy.