Clara Moeschlin

LIKE SILK TO THE TONGUE brings together photographs taken in Ho Chi Minh City – where my parents live at the moment, but where I never have - and London, my home for the past few years.

The book is a way of documenting what it feels like to be living in this particular time and space. It is about culture, family (chosen or otherwise), spirit and the intersection of these things.

The book plays with a juxtaposition of diaristic snapshots, still life, portraits and other observations. It is mostly instinctual and tries to be as honest
as possible. At its heart is an ode to fleeting moments and the places and characters that make them, and a will to capture the highs and lows of living in an interconnected world that can be isolating at times but also very freeing.