Coffee Portraits: Rafa

Raphael (Rafa) Orozco // San Ramon AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8G Themes: Ecosystem Biodiversity Community Engagement Education in Agriculture No Healthy Soil? No Coffee. Rafa is 24 years old and is one of Bean Voyage’s Care Fellows. He studies engineering and forestry sciences at the National Technical University in Costa Rica that specializes in agronomy, whichContinue reading “Coffee Portraits: Rafa”

Coffee Portraits: Jackie and Flor

Jacqueline Garbanzo// Valle Central AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8G Themes: Coffee Price Volatility Cooperative Governing Structures Community Empowerment Co-Existing: Coffee, Cooperatives, & Community Jackie Garbanzo is one of Bean Voyage’s Care Fellows. She heard about the Care Fellowship program because she actually participated in Bean Voyage’s Women Care Training program that was launched last year. Jackie’sContinue reading “Coffee Portraits: Jackie and Flor”

Coffee Portraits: Ana Lorena

Ana Lorena Jimenez // Vuelta de Jorco AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8G Themes: Independence and Resilience Gender Empowerment Meaningfulness in Coffee Coffee: The Giver of Life Ana Lorena is woman coffee producer who is also a part of Bean Voyage’s Care Training program. She is from a small community called Vuelta de Jorco, about an hourContinue reading “Coffee Portraits: Ana Lorena”

Nature’s Orchestration

AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8G Content: This photo series consists of 12 photographs taken over the span of 4 months. The locations are spread across 4 different places: Point Reyes, California, Lake Tahoe, California, Las Vegas Nevada, and Chirripo, Costa Rica. Usually, my work contains some element or presence of a human being or a humanContinue reading “Nature’s Orchestration”

Coffee Portraits: Kendy

Kendy Vega // Guanacaste Region AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8G Themes: Family Generational Farming Women and Youth in Coffee Mitigating Coffee Disease Coffee Struggles in a Family’s Paradise The meaning of coffee for Kendy Vega: For me, coffee has been very important. Since I was a little girl, my family has taught me everything—they have taughtContinue reading “Coffee Portraits: Kendy”

Coffee in Time and Space

AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8G Coffee touches the lives of approximately 125 million people—from the producers at the bottom of the global coffee supply chain to the exporters of raw coffee beans to the specialty roasters to the marketers to the coffee drinkers. Over 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed globally every single day. TheContinue reading “Coffee in Time and Space”

Coffee Grounded Perceptions

22 coffee bags, acrylic paint, water, fresh espresso grounds, PVC pipes, blank cloth, tapestry, super glue, human subjects. We all live in a society where coffee is a highly sought-after commodity. Every day, about 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world. We are all consumers living in a globalized country that playsContinue reading “Coffee Grounded Perceptions”

Grooves of the Human Anatomy

Hasselblad 1000F/ Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Speed/ 120 Film 11″ x 14″ Prints   Inspired by a fascination with ancient Greek sculptures. Individually processed in the dark room using dodge and burn techniques and various light exposures per print. Photographed subject in home created studio. To pose the subject into intimate yet dignified positions wasContinue reading “Grooves of the Human Anatomy”