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Balkan Caffeination

Balkan Caffeination

A Caffeinated Photo-Journal

by Paul Kelly and Fred Shively

Hardback Publication Date: 25/07/2018

Caf s in the major European conurbations - from Amsterdam to Budapest, Paris to Milan, Barcelona to Vienna - have been well celebrated and documented. The Balkan countries, however, have been largely ignored. In Balkan Caffeination Paul Kelly and Fred Shively go off the beaten track to
examine and document the caf culture of four Balkan countries - Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia.

Getting under the skin of caf culture in the Balkans, through its neighbourhood joints and their denizens, Paul and Fred hear the stories from, and of, the people who dispense this most aromatic and social beverage. They also trace the evolution of 'caf society' in the Balkans; from tiny, traditional coffee shops and grand caf s, to chic, sleek, new venues housing an artisanal third wave of coffee as cult and culture.

As for the images, Paul and Fred endeavoured to capture what is real. Not just the art nouveau/art deco splendour of the grand cafes, not the usual sidewalk-umbrella-beautiful-people snaps, but telling portraits of human faces and interaction.

Paul Kelly and Fred Shively have been professional communicators, sometimes photographers, always caf /coffee lovers and insatiable travellers/flaneurs for more years than many of you have had... hot drinks.
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Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly was born in Adelaide, one of nine children, in 1955. He wrote his first song in 1976 and has been making records since 1978, over thirty to date. He has collaborated with many other songwriters and written music for film and theatre. His prose has appeared in Meanjin, The Monthly, Rolling Stone and The Age and in 2010 he published a 'mongrel memoir', How to Make Gravy. His most recent album is 2019's Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds.

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