THE QUIET PHOTOGRAPHY OF QUYNH TONNU

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For the second time this season, we surrendered our instagram over to a local creative, Quynh Tonnu. "Q" has recently found herself a Washingtonian by way of the San Fransisco Bay Area. She is personally engaging and infectious - her photography is quiet, capturing the small details that often go unnoticed. A bit of a gypsy, a tinkerer (she has recently taken to carving delicate, long wood spoons from solid walnut) and foodie - her imagery is a serene journal of her daily movement.

QUIET PHOTOGRAPHY OF QUYNH TONNU
QUIET PHOTOGRAPHY OF QUYNH TONNU
QUIET PHOTOGRAPHY OF QUYNH TONNU
WHAT DRAWS YOU TO AN IMAGE? WHERE DO YOU FIND VISUAL INSPIRATION? I'm drawn to strong composition, especially interesting angles and symmetry, and mood evoking shadows and light. I find beauty in every day life, whether it's a lovely door on a house along my route to the grocery store, latte art on my weekend cortado, or a well-appointed shop space that I frequent. I feel lucky to live in such an inspiration-filled city.

WHAT'S YOUR PREFERRED CAMERA? I loved shooting film with my dad's old Pentax SLR camera but am now almost exclusively on my more portable iPhone camera ... it's amazing what one can do with a phone these days.

FAVORITE CITIES ... GO ! New York. Tokyo. Los Angeles. Stockholm. Portland.

ANALOG OR DIGITAL? Paper journal for thoughts and sketches, iNotes for lists !

LAST BOOK YOUR READ? The Kinfolk Table

WHAT'S ON YOUR BURGER? Lettuce, tomato, ketchup and French's yellow mustard. And a ton of sliced pickles !!!!

QUIET PHOTOGRAPHY OF QUYNH TONNU
QUIET PHOTOGRAPHY OF QUYNH TONNU
QUIET PHOTOGRAPHY OF QUYNH TONNU
TALK ABOUT CURRENT PROJECTS ... I'm into a few woodworking pieces (serving boards and hand carved spoons) and a large stretched canvas painting to hang over my bed. I was recently home in San Fransisco and came across a beautiful and very large piece of solid walnut - I worked along with my dad & his amazing tool collection, and we planed down several boards from the original piece. I'm slowly sanding and oiling them, a labor of love if you will. There were several odd pieces left from the boards and I have always wanted to learn spoon carving ... I contacted a company in the Midwest that handcrafts carving tools made to order and started from there. Walnut is a rather hard wood - I feel like my introduction to carving has set me up well after working with it! The result has been a few small bowls and long handled spoons - I haven't refined them yet, but I am rather excited with how it's going !

QUIET PHOTOGRAPHY OF QUYNH TONNU

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