Coffee Time

Coffee jars lined up and reflected

In my last post about the faces photographed at Cleveland’s Westside Market I mentioned how friendly the vendors are at the market.  Relative to that comment, this photo is of coffee jars lined up and reflected at the “City Roast Coffee and Tea” booth at the market.  As I stood at the end of this booth, shooting these jars from different angles and with varying apertures for a variety of selective focus photos, the worker at the booth asked me if I wanted her to move anything or change the lighting in the booth in any way.  I was blown away by her willingness to help me, even while she had a steady stream of customers!  The market is a remarkable place and I’ll surely return to “City Roast Coffee and Tea” for my liquid refreshment anytime I am there!

The photo itself appeals to me for it’s abstract nature, it’s many highlights, and the reflection of the jars and cups in the back of the showcase glass.

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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