Egyptian artist portraits out of tobacco flame – Art from #BurntTobacco

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Egyptian artist portraits out of tobacco flame
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In a very small studio filled with empty smoking packets in Alexandria, the second city of Egypt, Abdelrahman sits slouched over a piece of paper creating portraits with burnt tobacco.

The main fuel of his art is surprisingly cigarettes, he breaks them gently in half then portraits the images of various animals and celebrities with tobacco flacks, he then places gunpowder on it and sets on fire.

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The burnt tobacco gives a scorch marks on the paper sheet.
Abdelrahman, a 23-years-old man who started this rare way to portrait a few years ago following his experiment with coffee, sand and salt. Then he settled with tobacco.