All posts tagged: food photography

Humans of coffee: Christiann Koepke

Who is Christiann Koepke? I am a person who believes in living with intention; being in the moment, finding beauty in everything around you, and savoring every sip of a good cup  of coffee (multiple times a day is totally acceptable – :)).   I am a professional who is passionate about bringing beauty to others through photography, flavors, and design.  Which always feels like catching a butterfly… then letting it go.  It never gets old. What is your favorite childhood memory? There are so many.  Growing up in Montana was kind of a magical place for a kid.  Just thinking of the landscape and big open sky stirs my heart and reminds me to breathe and savor every moment.  Waking up to the smell of coffee coming from the kitchen all those mornings… well, that is probably the origin of my coffee love actually…  But let me see…if I had to choose a memory that is my absolute favorite? I think it would be how we would spend every meal around the table together as …

Humans of coffee: Melissa Delport

Who is Melissa Delport? I have always considered myself a bit of a black sheep. I am someone who dares to be different and pushes boundaries. I am not one for a normal mould. I am a friendly straight up kind of girl who means what I say. I am crazy about food and travel and photography gets the fire in my belly going. I am happiest when I can combine both. What is your best childhood memory? Visiting my aunts farm in Natal. She would always keep a cow aside because I insisted on milking one and even when ALL the cows had been milked and I only had like 2cm of milk in my bucket I was the happiest human. From The Truffle Journal on Instagram If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? I wouldn’t of waited so long to push as hard as I do now in my career. When I was younger I never took a career and freelance as seriously as I do now and looking back I …

Humans of coffee: Bruce Collins

Who is Bruce Collins? I see myself as an instigator. In “The Art of Instigating”, Tom Morkes says that “the Instigator seeks to alter the status quo, to change direction, and to create without permission. The Instigator believes in potentialities. The Instigator is bold, confrontational, and sometimes foolhardy. The Instigator does things that are inadvisable.” Furthermore, I am a passionate innovator and an educator by profession. I love design, art, film and books. I’m an erstwhile skateboarder who dabbles in longboarding now and again. I’m a compulsive beard grower and wannabe barista. And, I love great coffee. Mostly, though, I’d define myself as a father, partner and child. My three beautiful daughters are a gift and I love that I get to do life with them. Their presence in my life is an overwhelming blessing. Being a husband to Yolanda is my favourite thing. She is my corresponding puzzle piece. We fit. Lastly, my faith is a guiding factor in my life. I am grateful to God for loving me. What is your best childhood …

Humans of coffee: Phaedon Gourtsoyannis

  Who is Phaedon Gourtsoyannis? I think my defining characteristic is probably curiosity, and a passion for learning about new things. I’m also inherently a generalist – it’s rare that any one of those new things keeps my attention for too long, though there are a couple of important exceptions. I’m (arguably unhealthily) obsessed with optimisation – of myself, my business, my life, my way of doing things and, much to the chagrin of those around me, sometimes of other people’s ways of doing things too. I try to steer clear of aligning my identity to funny things like nationalities and ideologies. What is your best childhood memory? I don’t tend to think about my childhood that much. I’m sure a therapist could have a field day with that statement, but if I force myself to look back on fond memories, Christmas times in Montreal definitely spring to mind. We lived in Greece (and then Belgium) but we would visit my grandparents in Canada on school holidays. Novelties like snow, real maple syrup and unbridled …

Humans of coffee: Ryan Chew

Who is Ryan Chew? Ryan Chew is a perfectionist because he always pay attention to every little and minor detail around him and always making sure things go according to what he wishes for. He is also an “Optometrist”, an eyecare practitioner who checks eyes of patients everyday. He spends his leisure time hopping cafes around the town and being an avid food/ coffee/ and portrait instagrammer. He is currently living in a small state called Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. What is your best childhood memory? I don’t exactly remember very well, but I was quite fat when I was young, perhaps it must be involving lots of food. So I presume that I got to eat what I want at anytime and anywhere? *laughs*   If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? Frankly, I’m not exactly the studious and bright student material when I was in high school due to my laziness. I often spend my time with friends over unnecessary things and ended up getting poor result, …