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Under the Porch

by Fabulous Lab
Metzeral FR

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The Artwork

This photograph is a part of the Enlightened Souls - Country Mice series. Location : Yen Phu, Hanoi, Vietnam The story bet-hind the shot : Vietnamese tourists visiting the mountains of Lào Cai are sometimes paying very low respect to the minority people living there. Kids from H'Mong and Red Dao minorities living in the touristic city of Sapa will probably never see anything from the place those tourists are from. I thought it was fair game to take them to a night tour in Hanoi for once. The technique used is called light painting, I used a stencil made of cardboard to get the silhouette of the character. The original photo of the girl was taken in Sapa, North Vietnam during the same trip

The Artist

Why do you create? It is a matter of sanity I guess!
How do you work? I work mostly with a camera, digital or analog, it depends of the project. I also love to go back to my first love, which is drawing.
Has your creative process changed over time, if so, how? Of course, the creative process is always evolving. I like to discover new things and I get quickly tired if I have to do the same thing over and over. I guess it helps me being creative.
Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time artist? Definitely a part-time artist!
Besides creating, where else do you spend your time? I run a slackline company with a couple of friends since 2012. I spend as much time as I can doing outdoor sports such as snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing or slacklining. I also raise two kids, which is an other full time job!
What inspires you? Everything! Nature, people, other artists, music. Fresh ideas can come anytime from anywhere.
What is the first piece of art you remember creating? I don't have a clue. Probably an unfinished drawing that I found cool for a while!
What does the term art mean to you? A gigantic bag where you could throw anything everyone would like to call art...
Everything and nothing. It is way too subjective to give a proper answer.
Name three artists that you respect? One my first inspirational photographer was Jeff Curtis, who was a Burton Snowboard senior photographer for many years.
Ernest Pignon Ernest for his work in general. One of my favorite "street artist"
And maybe a bit cliché but I've always been inspired by the work of David Lachapelle.
Pretty eclectic.
What is your favourite piece of artwork? Usually the last one, until the next one.
What is your dream project? The next one!
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