February 28, 2011

Portrait of Ditte


Sometimes there are people I just need to draw and I'll be as rude as to say - wait I need to sketch you. 
Why ? Not that easy to answer but probably they carry something I would love to capture.

Photographer and film maker Ditte, check her site for her powerful subjects portraits, came to say hello as she heard there was a Portuguese in Nouakchott, she felt "saudades" ( nostalgie) of the language she learned as a young girl in Mozambique. In Mauritania making a documentary about the clandestines trying to reach Europe.
Her short films on her site shouldn't be missed.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful portrait! Love how you've brought in those cool colors into her face and arms. And the patterns. Just wonderful. I'll check out her work. Thanks!

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  2. Isabel, this is a lovely and powerful portrait.

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