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Gold 2021 Architecture / Industrial

Roastery

  • 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.

I have been capturing images for over 40 years having started with a 110 instamatic in the 1970s and graduating to 35mm in the 1980s. I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively and have always taken pictures as I went using everything from instant film to 35mm to 120mm to digital. In a society where camera phones are ubiquitous and the internet bombards us with images, I do my best to capture the spaces in between what everyone else sees. I still make extensive use of my film cameras, alongside digital cameras, focusing on using the best equipment to capture a specific moment.