Leica M7 – Pleasure of taking photos of latte art

Yes, I am crazy about latte art. I haven’t had any latte or cappuccino with bad flavor if it has a beautiful art on it. Probably someone who’s dedicated to make a beautiful art must have practiced a lot therefore flavor should be as good as its art skill. At least it’s my theory.

Leica M7, Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 ash | Kodak Portra 400 film
Leica M7, Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 ash | Kodak Portra 400 film

 

Can you tell which one is latte and which one is cappuccino ? This cafe is my favorite place. Not only they make great flavored coffee but also their latte art is the best I’ve ever seen in Korea.

Once I get it, I should be in a hurry. As time passes, bubbles are popping which ruins the art.

Leica M7, Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 ash | Kodak Portra 400 film
Leica M7, Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 ash | Kodak Portra 400 film

 

(FYI, this one is cafe latte in case you’re wondering about my question in the above.) At first, it was challenging to capture latte art with Leica M RF camera. Due to 70 cm focus distance limitation, I can’t get close-up shot. Before Leica M, whenever I think of latte art, I always capture it close-up mode.

But somehow 70cm distance makes kind of unique scene. I can place something right next to a coffee cup. Often times, I place Leica M body (as I carry digital and film bodies at the same time.)

 

Leica CL, Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F2
Leica CL, Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F2

 

Lucky for me, I found another cafe where a barista makes a beautiful latte art within walking distance from my home! Sometime in the future, wish I could travel just for finding different latte artworks.

 

I am no truly enjoying a fun of taking a photo of latte art with Leica M RF camera!

 

Leica M7, Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 ash | Kodak Portra 400 film
Leica M7, Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 ash | Kodak Portra 400 film