Cups and Mugs, a mini project

January 31, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

This is something I originally posted on Instagram, in a couple of separate posts, so I thought I'd pull them together here. 

I have very particular cups I use at different times for different things, and I thought it would be nice to document them, as it's obviously something that matters to me. It's a small thing, but sometimes it's nice to think about small things, so here they are. 

 

At the weekend I drink my coffee from a cup and saucer my Mum gave me for my birthday. It's lovely to drink from and has gold details so it feels a bit special. My test shot was taken on Fuji-100C Silk, which they stopped making a few years ago and I only have a little bit left, so that felt a bit special too. I really liked the test shot, but I was pleasantly surprised with the shot on roll film too. The film expired a long time but the colours came out beautifully.

Test shot of my weekend coffee cup, on the sofaTest shot of my weekend coffee cup, on the sofaTest shot of my weekend coffee cup, on the sofa

Weekend coffee cup, on the sofaWeekend coffee cup, on the sofaWeekend coffee cup, on the sofa

 

In the week when I’m working from home I drink my coffee from the cup below. It’s from a set of four in different colours but this is my favourite. I find it interesting the role ‘things’ play in our lives so I enjoyed taking a moment away from my work to document a few in a slow and considered way. It did make me wonder if other people are quite this particular with their cups though. (I had a few comments saying 'yes' on Instagram, so it's not just me!)

Weekday coffee cup, at my deskWeekday coffee cup, at my deskWeekday coffee cup, at my desk

 

Below is the mug I use for tea at the weekend, another gift from my mum. It's lovely to hold in both hands and it makes me smile. The tea infuser was a gift from Tim - I like green tea and fruit tea, but I don't like English Breakfast (which is a shame, because I love the idea the tradition and the ritual of sharing a pot of tea).

Weekend tea mug, on the bedWeekend tea mug, on the bedWeekend tea mug, on the bed

 

Around Christmas my special festive holly mug comes out. This was also a gift from my mum and is lovely to drink from (it has a particularly nice handle). I only have a snap of the test shot of this because I'm still halfway through the roll I shot this on.

Christmas mug in front of the Christmas tree.Christmas mug in front of the Christmas tree.Christmas mug in front of the Christmas tree.

 

So that's my mini project, and probably more than you really needed to know about my beverage-drinking habits. There's another mug I need to re-shoot (weekday tea), and I enjoyed doing this, so I'll probably do a bit more to see where it goes.

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about hot drinks, but it can be if you like.


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