Demonstration of the Wet Plate Collodion

I was invited a few weeks ago to do a demonstration to private high school students of the Idrissi International School, to give an insight into early photographic process. I was very excited to have a chance to give a talk, the first for me to have an audience of young age here in Malaysia.

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Of the Poet…

I have been eager and ambitious to settle for another image-making session with another man whom I have high regards. As a matter of fact; he is a highly regarded by many for his literary works and poems. He is a soft spoken man, yet his voice was settled and stern; on top of his... Continue Reading →

The perfect ‘likeness’ of the Tuns

The past few weeks was a great deal of anxiety and highly anticipation for me as I have a chance to have an image-making session, (a wet plate Collodion that is!), which was none other than with Malaysia’s previous Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his wife, Tun Siti Hasmah. They are one of... Continue Reading →

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U-Wei’s Hanyut… Crossing Witnesses

The purpose of this image-making session was to prepare a few pieces for a group exhibition over at the Petronas Galeri, which curated under U-Wei based on his latest film, “Hanyut”. I had the privilege to have had watched this film over in London, and again during his private screening last month. The exhibition; “Wayang U-Wei Hanyut – Merentasi Saksi” (which I believe it translates as U-Wei’s ‘Hanyut’ Film – Crossing Witnesses), will be up from the 20th December to 12th February 2017.

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It was an interesting sit today for today’s wet plate shoot. I met with Mahen Bala and his colleague, Ms Law Siew Fei, which he introduced to me one of very few, and very important individual, Tuan Abdul Hai, an ex-Deputy General Manager for the KTMB. It has been awhile since I last met any... Continue Reading →

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.

CDVs

While rummaging through piles of various odd projects which needs finishing (like most of us), I stumbled across a deck of CDVs which I had picked up from a local carboot. CDV, or Carte de Visite, as one could verify throughout the net, is a form of affordable, mass-produced, photographic albumen prints mounted on 2.5... Continue Reading →

Sean Hawkey

I had been blessed today with the presence of Sean Hawkey and his sons, Sean Gerald and Joe. Sean's  a fantastic photographer and humanitarian activist who had explored various parts of the world. A gentleman explorer which are far and few. He's also a collodion artist who had fantastic exhibition of works which covers the... Continue Reading →

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