Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Just discovered another fascinating alternative photo process; the example above was made by Akki. Anthotypes are made with flowers! Photos can be made from poppies, cabbages, and more. You can't get more environmentally friendly than that. Read about it here.
This was disovered by Sir John Herschel, who also was instrumental in formulating the cyanotype, of course....
Thanks to Akki14 from Flickr.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
They'd been interested in doing cyanotype photos but had contacted me last-minute, so there was no time to prepare negatives.
"You can print photograms, though, using jewelry, flowers, whatever you can think of, as long as it has an interesting shape. Also, feel free to look through these older negatives," I said. "I won't be selling original prints of these to collectors, so you can print them."
Here's one of their test prints onto a linen pocket:
From a 35mm photo I took near Hvar on the Dalmatian coast, Croatia, 2000.
As usual, I got too involved in the workshop to take photos, though I had the camera nearby the whole time. There's just too much to do, too much to explain, and one is racing with the sun, the weather, and the wind, so it's easy to forget documentation till it's too late.
Ditto with the Portrait Party. We ended up having 4 female portraitists - and Roy. I think he enjoyed all the attention.
Time to finish some fruity cocktails, the best way to begin the week.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Photos to come soon.
A truly low-res portrait: Man holding songbird, oil on mahogany [detail]. 4' x 8', 1999
Next Sunday July 15th, I'll be hosting a Portrait Party at the Cyan Studio, from 4-6pm. For just HK$250 you can relax with a glass of wine (or tea) and learn the basics for expressive portraits of yourself and others. All levels of artists welcome, from beginners and beyond.
To reserve a spot, email me at The Cyan Studio [no caps] at gmail dot com.
Friday, July 06, 2007
If you're in Hong Kong, stop by the studio for the chance to chat with this talented artist and sample some fabulous Sri Lankan food.
Click here & scroll down for the map/directions to the studio.
He's supplied me with the following impressive write-up, but be sure to take a look at his website to get a glimpse of his talents.
SARAsene, a professional multimedia artist living and working for the past
36 years in 16 major international cities around the world, finally settled
down in Hong Kong for the past 22 years having a solo exhibiton of his recently
done multimedia work including controversial caricatures, illustrations and
He will display some of his printed and published editorial political
cartoons which helped him to win Amnesty International Press Awards in 1996, 1997 & 1998 in Hong Kong.
He had over 16 solo exhibitions in all over the world including famous
galleries in the USA, Queens Theatre in the Park in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
Singapore, Rome, Hong Kong, Nepal, Teheran and Colombo.
His work has been commended by such public figures as Queen Elizabeth II, Former US President Bill Clinton, ex British Prime Minister Tony Blair and last Governor of Hong Kong Lord Chris Patten.
He is still in exile from his native country Sri Lanka and has stirred controversy with his published editorial political cartoons and caricatures.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
our computer keyboard id currently broken. the keys seem to have a ghost in them that's sticking the keys together. it typwesd likwe thisd, rewquiring Hwercxulwean amountsd of editing.....
just when I've got to send out the press release for the Open Studio this Sunday!
Morwe info soon when thwe xcomputewr'sd working again.