Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bob Davis has been in Hong Kong for over 30 years. He showed photos of 70s Hong Kong at The Cyan Studio last Sunday.

It was an enthusiastic, subdued crowd. The black mats and subject matter got people contemplative. Some seemed nostalgic, others played Where's Waldo-like games of one-upmanship, and those of us newer to the territory were mostly mystified by a younger face of a place we love but that we'll never see.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Making a Red/Violet Cyan Mural

Placing objects on the fabric

...and the finished piece, hanging to dry in the sun (though not generally advisable to dry in direct sunlight)

On the red fabric, the cyan chemical turns a rich violet. I've found the red should be a bright shade; anything darker than the red shown won't give enough contrast.

These photos come from the versatile photographer Jonathan Bailey's website. He offers workshops in many photographic media.