This is the first post in a recurring series where I assign a
photography mission to my good friend and excellent
photographer Chelsea Lowe.
By "photography mission" I mean this:
I send Chelsea into a place of business that distresses or interests me, and I get her to take pictures. I then re-create the menu or merchandise based on my impressions of her photos.
The first place Chelsea has agreed to go is a magic-themed coffee shop in Langford, BC.
The coffee shop is called "Illusions Cafe: the Magic of a Fresh Cup".
I haven't been this perplexed since I first heard about Long Island's "Yogourt 'N Such".
ILLUSIONS CAFE MENU
1. ABRACADABRA wraps: a sorcerous mélange of fantastical feta, magnetic mayonnaise, telekinetic tomato, and perplexing pepper, all swaddled up in a wizard-wrap 12.95$
2. PRESTO-PESTO BAR: Occult-oats. Presto-Pesto. Tastier than you’d think. Not starving? Ask us to "saw it in half!" 8.95$ "sawed in half": 8.25$ (plus .70 cent "sawing" surtax)
3. HOUDINI-CANO: Our magical twist on the Americano—the Houdini-cano will help YOU escape from the boredom box…with Pizazz! 3.25$
4. MAGIC-CINNOS: Take one “regular” Cappuccino. Now grate some “Illusions Café: the magic of a Fresh Cup” special spices onto the foam. Enjoy! 3.25$ (2.00 grating surtax) 5.25$
5. WHITE RABBITS: an illusionist’s classic! (just steamed milk) 2.95 $
6. DAVID POT-OF-COFFEE-FIELD: Copperfield's preferred dark roast, brewed up fresh in your own pot for you and your disciples 6.95$
Do you have an idea of where Chelsea should go next? Send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org