"Caffe Italiano" and "Enoteca Italiano" are new portfolio's of still life cafe photographs published by Image Conscious Publications and
Williams Sonoma Home and Kitchen retail stores for wall decor in 2011. Portal Publications also featured these vignettes of Italian cafe culture in their 2011 "Caffe Italiano" calendar release.
This series of cafe still life photographs Alan created while on location assignments in Italy and France over the past ten years. Alan describes his creative process in his cafe journal:
"While location scouting the urban and rural cites searching for a cafe, I often stumble upon clusters of varieties of cafes.
During these explorations I photographically documented my expeditions. Often inspired, I return back to my favorite places to photograph, visit the people in the neighborhood and enjoy a beverage".
These cafe explorations were the inspiration for "Caffe Italiano", a Portal Publications 2011 calendar release, "Cafes 2011" and "Cafes & Bars" 2011,
European calendar releases as well a series of lithographs published by Image Conscious.