New Workplace+Space

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 →

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Tim Pearse’s Studio

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.

Tank Dipper

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.

Kodak Brownie Mod

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.

Darkbox Red LED Light

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.

Silent Grundner Shutter Mod

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.

Bamboo Filter Stand.

My current filter stand is a simple, bashed in plywood with a small hole at the to hold the filter funnel. Running through many filtering sessions from developers, collodion, and various other filtrations, I admit, it is a contraption which I realised that I had abused it for the past few years. The top was... Continue Reading →

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