When I worked in nearby towns I would often stop in at Rojo’s Roastery for a latte; at least once a week, and usually on Friday’s. Sometimes I would sit and enjoy a latte, cappucino or cortado while consuming a muffin or scone. It was a weekly espresso drink respite.

Once I started working at places further afield, I had little time for Rojo’s. Depending on the location, Metropark or New York City, the commute was between 1 to 2 hours. I wanted to be at the office by 8 AM. Rojo’s opens at 7 AM. I didn’t have time to visit.

But I work from home a few days a week, and I am usually telecommuting on Friday. After six months of this, it dawned on me this morning, that I had time in the morning to return to my weekly habit.

FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, f/5.6, ISO10000), Copyright 2019-01-11 Khurt-Williams
Rojo’s Roastery — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (50 mm, f/5.6, ISO1250), Copyright 2019-01-11 Khurt-Williams

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After lunch, a Honeygrow, Shaan, Bhavna and I walked down Hamilton Street to the Zimmerli Art Museum which is located near the Voorhees Mall of the Rutgers University campus. We saw an exhibition of comic art by Alison Bechdel and a display of photographs of Celebrity Culture from the Zimmerli Art Museum.

Images shot on Fuji X-T2 + XF 16-55mm f/2.8. Images straight out of the camera.

Alison Bechdel created several large-scale drawings for Self Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel.

Celebrity Culture
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz. Dominique Moceanu, Houston, Texas, 1996
Gelatin silver print on paper.

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