Art For Grabs; Kanta Instant Portraits DEBUTING #Elecamm

Come 25 & 26 March, will be opening a Instant Portrait booth at this art market to raise fund for the next phase of this project. Debuting the big 10 x 12" camera too, with test shots


3R print
10 x 12 print

closeup storage
booth on trolley


KANTA Borneo; first trip to East Malaysia

followed a film crew into rural Sabah, Eloi River Village, Pitas, Northern Sabah. Estuary country with the Tombonuo Tribe, River people "Orang Asal / Original People" Natives.

more update soon

Arrival– Kota Kinabalu

buses in borneo
Astro satellite dish installer
standard vehicle
standard village transport
standard roads
more standard roads

Kampung Sungai Eloi, Bangkoka, Pitas, Sabah

Kampung Sungai Eloi main road
rice fields, bird deterrents
standard gov housing model
Rahim, hanging out at the neighbours
Rahim hanging out with us
ceremonial gongs and gift containers
government propaganda gifts
bundle shops, this one mainly from korea

Sungai Eloi (River), estuary

tide is low
two to navigate, one front, one behind
Sign- care for place
Cultural hall
clam hunting
rice field
open country
petrol station (subsidised oil)
regulated pourer
Disputed polluting farm on indigenous land

Making portraits of the team and host

God Bless our Home
look this way
night session
Thank you host, Indigenous activists & Borneo film crew
thanks szening
Rahim is just super

Tamparuli Living Art Centre

Legacy from North Borneo days, Tina Rimmer was still here
Art Centre is alive, thank you for hosting us
Old friend, Jerome!
Hunt successful


BUILD; Mobile Darkbox

010317– For use with Element Camera #elecamm, the 10x12" plate holder camera. A foldable 'tent', which is made for diffusing light for product shoot. Comes in various sizes, chose 75x75cm due to the format & tray size, quite sizable and spacious. Biggest challenge is to light-proof the tent. Using the same materials used for the bellows, garbage bags, double ply, as a very light and water-proof material. Inexpensive and readily available in-the-field.

040317– Still needs more development, figuring out for internal stack system for trays, squeegee, wet bench and a dry bench to store and reload the plate holders. Ventilation is gonna be big issue.

060317– little branding to keep the cover right side up and front. i'm starting to like this blockie typeface

080317– bought a usb powered fan for ventilation, spray painted the blades flat-black