FOURTH WAVE BARISTAS
OF PDX
2016 PREMIER EDITION

Who Are They?

This is a collection of 11 Baristas from 3 coffee shops that I frequent. Each barista participated willingly, and though all the photos I took are in the public domain (i.e. not under Copyright protection), none of them have signed model releases or give permission for you to use their likeness.

They have lives and dreams both in and out of coffee and I tried to show some of that. Please tip them well.

PDX Baristas

These are the trading cards of 11 baristas from around Portland.

AARON

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ALYSSA

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ANDREW

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BECKY

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BEN

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COLE

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DERRICK

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DYLAN

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ISAAC

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MASON

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SID

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LESSONS

I shot this using film. It’s not cost effective or efficient. Very impressed by the entire history of photojournalists who shot film because that was all they had.

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People who work in coffee are amazing. People are amazing.

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Dust was my worst enemy.

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Not many people these days have nicknames.

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Lighting in coffee shops is tricky and usually there’s not enough of it.

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Laying out simple 2.5” x 3.5” cards is harder than it looks.

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Printing them so that they are aligned front and back is a pain.

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Cutting twenty 2.5”x 3.5” photos takes 20 minutes with a craft knife and metal ruler.

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Double-sided photo quality paper is hard to find...and expensive.

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The more I worked on this project, the more I learned about photography, coffee, posing people, post processing, design, printing, color, color matching, and that almost all of what I shoot is out-of-focus, and under or over exposed.

EQUIPMENT

Olympus OM1N, black

Olympus OM1N, chrome

Olympus OM2N, black

Polaroid 600

Impossible B&W Instant film

Zuiko 85mm f2.0

Zuiko 50mm f1.4

Zuiko 21mm f2.0

Epson V700 flatbed scanner

Kodak Portra 400

Kodak UltraMax 400

Color film was processed by Citizens Photo and Pro Photo Supply

Black and White film was home processed using Microphen

Kodak Tri-X 400

Ilford Delta 3200

Canon MX860 All-in-one Printer with mostly generic ink refills

Projet Double-sided Matte card-stock

Affinity Photo

Affinity Designer

Evernote for rolls of film

GraphicConverter v10 for cataloging photos (indispensable!)

Epson Scan v3.9.4

LibreOffice and OpenOffice

ImposeOnline.com

Craft knife

Metal ruler

Lamy 2000 with Lamy Blue ink

Parker 51, burgundy, with Aurora Black ink

Lots of white and yellow artists tape

Dell U2415H 24” Monitor

Macbook Pro, mid-2012