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EMK_4627web-300x200 THE ROASTING PARTY Elina Photography

It was wonderful to be invited back to the London Coffee Festival this year, after photographing the event in 2015. This time, it was for the Winchester roastery, The Roasting Party. And a party it was! The international operation had set up their coffee shop with a DJ smack bang in the middle.   

The stand was buzzing. The Roasting Party had their hard working, friendly staff providing  the festival goers with a range of delicious coffees and teas, great music and all around good vibes.


Ed, one of the owners, had originally reached out to me on Twitter, requesting a quote for a casual shoot to support some of their future marketing with photos of the crew. “Monotone stuff ideally. Grainy, B&W. What do you think? Sorry to be vague!” I immediately got a feel for what Ed was after and replied, “No it’s fine. I get you!’ and slotted the date for the shoot in my calendar. Grainy and black and white wasn’t my usual style, but I love to work to a creative brief and tailor the photos to each clients needs. It keeps the work varied and pushes my creative boundaries, which I think is really important in continuing to develop as photographer and an artist.

The shoot was super fun, and the Roasting Party a bunch of genuinely nice, fun and friendly people. I was a little sad to leave and rush to my next shoot on the other side of London, but I’m hopeful I will see these guys again in the future! I also got to say hi to some of the other people involved in the operation, including Dhan Tamang, UK Latte Art Champion of several years, and was offered several cups of top quality, delicious coffee – what more can you ask from a shoot?

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