After photographing each shop, Gijs printed the photos in his darkroom using caffenol created from that shop’s coffee.
“In the past months I have been photographing the last standing traditional coffeehouses of Amsterdam,” Gijs tells . “Because of the changing coffee culture they are slowly fading away.”
His project is titled Gewoon Koffie, which is Dutch for “Just Coffee.” So far he has visited 11 different coffee houses, pointing his lens at the decor, the owners, and the patrons.
Using caffenol gives the prints a natural yellow and brown tint, and the different coffees produce an ever-so-slightly different look for each of the prints.