Nina Nightingale


Hello! My name is Nina Nightingale and I am a professional fine artist practicing the very rare art of SILHOUETTE PORTRAITURE, in which I cut your likeness from paper with no writing instruments - simply freehand drawing with scissors. This art of "shadow cutting" was popular before photography was made affordable. My act has all the instant gratification of the photobooth, but with a dash more class: a guest sits for me and it takes me about 90 seconds to cut their perfect likeness from a piece of paper. Silhouette portraiture is one part history and one part how-does-she-do-it?! sideshow that culminates in an heirloom party favour. As there are fewer than sixty of us working in the world, it's a very memorable and unique addition to any event.