self-published by Jan Enkelmann
In the noisy bustle of London’s West End, I have been looking for sanctuaries of calm and contemplation. I found them in the back alleys and doorways of Chinatown.
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"Quietly intimate, the photos that make up Smoking Chefs hum with a sense of behind the scenes stillness that keeps us going back to them time and time again."
— It's Nice That
“Simultaneously intimate, voyeuristic, weary, sad and timeless.”
"Enkelmann’s cinematic approach to something so human and relatable makes it difficult to look away."
— Plain Magazine
- "Jan Enkelmann’s new book Smoking Chefs does what it says on the tin" on It's Nice That
- "Photographs of 'smoking chefs' found in the back alleys and doorways of London's Chinatown" on Creative Boom
- "Jan Enkelmann tells us about the passion of a vice on the streets of London" on C 41 Magazine
- "Smoking Chefs by Jan Enkelmann" on Dodho