It has been awhile since I last wrote into my wordpress blog. The move, the re-setting up of my own work space and darkroom, plus figuring out where everything needs to be since the move was almost literally an entire content of a house. Though I am pleased that everything had fallen into its place... Continue Reading →
It has been 4 months since my last post and my work activities had shifted me back to my home country, Malaysia. I had been busy with my move, sorting out the space for my darkroom (which I admit, building it is so much worth the energy). But what is important is for me to... Continue Reading →
There aren't too many studio space I have seen with such artistic historical significance, as most of the common studio spaces are usually sterile and clean. This one comes with its own nuances, the wooden flooring with the late painter's footprints etched onto its surface. The diffused windows, which Tim told me, were done by the late artist himself to maintain soft subdued lights in his work space. Perfect with working darkroom.
Granted that most of the heated curve acrylic dippers are fine for usage, one thing I never favour much about it, is that it acted like a ladle. This re-designed piece will reduce the problem.
It is a beautiful piece of camera... lightweight, solid, and one part which I favour the most, was it’s viewfinders: large, bright and clear. That is the fantastic part about the Kodak Brownie Six-20s to be converted for Wet Plate camera.
Since site traveling wet plate shooting is on hold, I decided to tinker my portable darkbox to accommodate a bit more light. I can't help myself as I have to put in a Zombie Light switch somewhere.
Since the pneumatic part of the Silent Grundner Shutter were shot or jammed up and stuck, as expected after 100 years which was made of vulcanised rubber, I had to figure out a way of using it as the bellows were quite fantastic shape and still in good condition.
Since there's an upcoming demo that I will be doing soon, the space that I am working in will be limited in terms of electrical supply and certainly the required red lightings. Previously, I had used the red LED glasses (refer to post here), which works perfectly bright and useful for any directed view of... Continue Reading →