China - Jeff Henry Photography
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The Steamy Kitchen

The Steamy Kitchen

There is not a lot of fine detail in this image, which usually would turn me off. But, in this instance I think it is what makes the image. This woman appears to be cooking dinner in her kitchen, which has a series of windows looking out onto an alley. Obviously because she can look out means I can look in. It must have been warm in that kitchen, probably humid too as I vaguely remember her steaming rice of boiling noodles. The steam had fogged up many of the windows, and the thin layer of grime that also covered the windows reduced the clarity a bit. The bright light inside the kitchen provided the only illumination, and one can even seen the woman is a bit blurred as she moved during the relatively long exposure. Zeiss Ikon, Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 Nokton, Fuji Neopan 400 film.

AsiaBeijingBlack and WhiteChinaFilmFilm Sheet 4Film SheetsFuji Neopan 400PlacesVoigtlander 35mm f1.2 Nokton VCZeiss Ikon