52 Project – 3: Return of the Film

OK, I am now 2 weeks behind schedule in the 52 project, but quality counts right?

Am I inspired by Daido Moriyama…?  I am not so sure, I didn’t go to his exhibition earlier (I really should have, but just didn’t).  Yet with the high contrast, grungy look, seems like this is another copycat work of his…

The truth is I was using a roll of ISO50-200 Lomography Redscale film.  Its the first time I used it and I wasn’t expecting it to be sooooo red!  Anyway its not a bad try and achieved some decent results.

This roll was mostly street snaps, as you may realise…  Given the convenience and the autofocus of the modern day DSLR, using the old Nikon F3 on the streets make it this much challenging and rewarding.  I still love the feeling of anticipation, waiting for the film to be developed and seeing if I got any good (or bad) stuff… unlike the DSLR world where you just see what you shot, and re-shoot if needed.

This is also my first go at multiple exposure with film (I never really tried this with photoshop either).  Great fun.  Colour temperature was awful, still need to work out how to use the film.  Another excellent experiment.  Enjoy and comment!

TL

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Robert Tran & Hidden Gems photo exhibition is up and running!

After a lot of planning and preparation, the show is on!

Pulling an all-nighter, setting up the shopping mall venue, the show has successfully been launch and started!  Anyone in the area please go and visit!

Preparation Video

Behind The Scenes

Enjoy!

TL

Photo Exhibition in 3 days!

As posted earlier, Johnny and I will be participating in a joint photo exhibition, with details as below:

Date:  11th-16th Jan 2013, daily from 10am-10pmVenue:  Ocean Terminal Main Concourse, Harbour City, Hong Kong

For those who will be in Hong Kong, please drop by to enjoy the work for some local photographers!  Hope to see you there!

TL

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Photo Exhibition

Great great great!  First post in 2013, starting with a piece of good news!

The two editors/contributors to this blog post will be participating in a public photo exhibition this month.  It will be held in a rather prime venue, with a lot of traffic.

I think photography (and art in general) should be shared, although some pieces you may want to be kept private.. yet I think to show your hard work and let others appreciate it is very important in the journey!  Show it to the world!  Organize exhibitions for paintings/photos, publish photo books, play in gigs to show your music, whatever, just let the world taste your art! 🙂

Rather excited about this, more details to follow!

TL

1 Jan 2013

Simplicity

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Haven’t posted for a while, recently entered into another period of consolidation, trying to shoot things in a new way.  Do something I rarely do before, approach in new ways, new cropping, new lighting, new composition etc.  It actually worked rather well and I am pretty happy about the result.

I actually shot this in a cafe, with large windows lighting from the back.  The setup is extremely simple, the props, the subjects are simple, it looks so clean, a style which I always wanted to try.

TL

Creativity beats skills

http://10steps.sg/inspirations/photography/70-strange-photos-that-are-not-photoshopped/

Once again this shows the excellent creativity and the concept behind the photos.  The skills behind is surely the icing on the cake, yet the conceptual creation is surely the main entree!  enjoy!