Valerie Schumacher took these photographs while visiting Ba Vung in her home in Hoa Binh Province, North Vietnam during 1993.

These photos were taken with an inexpensive plastic camera. Valerie favors these cameras because of the soft images they provide. Valerie processed these photographs and printed them onto heavyweight matt printing paper.

They were subsequently scanned into digital form using an HP-500C desktop scanner and PhotoStyler software. Several image processing techniques were applied to the test images in this gallery.