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It’s funny, I was asked to take a photo of Nhien. ‘Sure thing, easy’ I thought. I then spent an hour just trying to focus on her. She sat down, got up, ran around, cried, and jumped. A photo of Nhien?-A very hard thing to do.
Medium: smoke from an oil lantern.
baby girl charcoal smoke black and white monochrome portrait mitchell asian vietnam
What do you mean by ‘smoke from an oil lantern’? Is it a powder that you applied with a brush? It’s a beautiful portrait…
Hi, thanks Katherine, the smoke is captured by an empty tin while the lamp burns, and the resulting powder is applied to paper with a brush. It’s a great technique I’m learning from a wonderful Vietnamese artist.
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