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Gold 2021 Architecture / Industrial


  • Photographer
    Lee Fulmer
  • Prize
    Gold in Architecture / Industrial

A Starbucks coffee Roastery in Seattle, Washington. Transparent conveyor tubes move the coffee beans around between the different copper vats during various stages of the roasting process before eventually transporting the finished beans directly to the barristas in the shop who use them fresh to make everything from an cup of coffee to an espresso martini.

As a visual artist my creative practice is rooted in my love of photography, capturing images that evoke a reaction in the viewer. It started with my first camera – a Kodak 110 instamatic – progressing through 35mm to Polaroids and 120mm film; ‘going digital’ while lecturing at university in the 1990s using Apple’s QuickTake and the Kodak/Nikon DCS. My creative practice uses a bewildering combination of film cameras, instant cameras and digital equipment to capture my images then I experiment with different printing, media, mounting and framing techniques to create my pieces.