Directed by Jeff Newton

Please visit to view the accompanying essay and photo gallery for this story on Menotti's Coffee Stop in Venice, CA.

About the series:
Americano Mondays is an ongoing, personal project from Los Angeles based commercial and editorial portrait photographer Jeff Newton that showcases my love for both coffee and photography. From endless conversations to late night journaling sessions, coffee culture has played an important role in my evolution as an artist. Having worked as a barista in the early years of my career, I fell in love with the community of independent spirits that are often found within the walls of a cafe. My wife and I were married in a coffee shop…seriously. For this project, I am hoping to capture that vibe through multiple forms of media to be featured on

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lenses: 50mm f1.2 and 24-70 f2.8
Edit: Adobe Premiere CC
Color Grade: Film Convert
Voice Over: Zoom H4n
Soundtrack: "Venice" by Lucy Bland. Licensed through Vimeo/Audiosocket

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