The thing about syphon brewing is that it is both all the rage (in specialty circles) and completely unknown (to most consumers). It’s an eye-catcher, like certain espresso machines, but completely anti-industrial and pleasantly simple. It offers itself as a bit of glass-and-liquid bar art, then reveals itself as a piece of scientific intrigue.
And so the idea was to capture the paradox in a short film, lasting roughly the length of the syphon process itself but featuring almost exclusively macro photography. In this way, the images act as an almost abstract sequence of bubbles and steam and rising liquid and swirling particles — a gorgeous build-up of forces and processes. It was shot on a Canon 5dmkll with 100mm lense for you cinema photographers amongst you.