Wednesday, November 25, 2009


After a trip to my lab on Monday I feel like I have become an endangered species. I went to drop off a roll of film asking for my usual process and contact, however discovered they no longer offer any contacting service only scans, and to add to this they wont be able to get any more film in until January!
My heart sank as I walked back out onto the rainy street, as I walked back through downtown KL, I felt cornered and confused.
I let the rain hit me, my umbrella limp in my hand as I looked up to a black sky.
This is the second lab now where this has happened and the last one has never been able to re-stock its fridges with film.
An ape has to search for its forest, and I am now too searching for survival in the digital world. A little bit lost and vulnerable, are there any rehabilitation centres that cater for photographers using film, that provide us with our beloved rolls of the stuff we put around spools?
Four rolls are sitting pretty in my fridge, should I wrap them in silk, tie ribbons around them and place them behind glass, or go out there and shoot with reckless abandon?

In hope…………………..

Film donations accepted!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Upcoming Events

Two events you should know about:

Firstly Art Expo Malaysia 2009, held at the Menara Matrade Convention Centre.
19th-22nd Nov 10.30-7.30pm and 23rd Nov 10.30-5pm.
Paintings,Photography, Sculptures, Prints, Assemblages, Installations, New Media (Digital Art). Astonishing artworks from all over the world - Asia, Europe - Eastern and Western, the United States, Central America. A true United Nations of the Art People from all over the world, visit their website for more details

Secondly The Singapore International Festival for Photography (SIPF) is now open for submissions for the 2010 show.
SIPF 2010 is the convergence of Photographers on an international platform. The festival commences with an open call for submissions, one category is left open and one themed on Human:Nature. This is an exciting festival held in South East Asia and provides an arena for thought and discussion on everything photographic! The festival also serves as a platform to nuture and propel photographers onto an International stage, for more details please visit

Good Luck!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sri Gumum

In the evening he came home, he found his wife and daughter had collected many eggs that day. He looked at them with hunger.

Greedily he ate all the eggs, now so thirsty. His wife brought bucket after bucket of water for him to drink, but it simply wasn’t enough…...............

The family moved their house next to Lake Chini so he could quench his thirst, as he sucked up all the water from the lake.

After Sri Gumum had polished off all the water, there was nothing but a muddy puddle left, suddenly he began to change and started to become half man half serpent….

His wife and daughter watched in amazement as..............
He slipped away into the mud and all the water began to flow back into the beautiful lake. It is said that if you are to visit Lake Chini today and you were to see something strange, it is sure to be the spirit of Sri Gumum himself still contained within the lake.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Burma (Myanmar) has been ruled by the Military Junta since 1962.
It is unclear how many people have fled this country in fear of their lives, in Malaysia today, UNHCR claims to have 57000 registered Refugees. For every one registered there are at least two others.
60% of the number of Burmese women who are trafficked into other countries for use in the sex industry are under the age of 18.
Rape is being used as a method of Ethnic cleansing inside Burma.

Being uprooted from everything you know, not knowing where you are or what is going to happen to you, not knowing where your family are or if they are alive. How would it feel?

The world must change and Trafficking must be stopped.