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Fourth, revised and expanded edition


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.


“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


Fourth edition, June 2020

Hardcover, 100 pages, 57 colour photographs, 210x210mm


Please message me if you want your book signed.

吸烟的厨师 – Smoking Chefs

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    Jan Enkelmann is a London-based documentary, travel and street photographer. Recent projects include Serious Conviction, To the Races and Smoking Chefs.