Saturday, April 26, 2008

Open Studio tomorrow, April 27th

Stop by and Visit the last show at The Cyan Studio's Lamma location! The exhibition will take place in the studio and on the stairwells and rooftop of a village house near the sea.

We'll feature Hong Kong's urban architecture reflected in diverse ways, through the work of three Lamma Island-based photographers: Elizabeth Briel, Barnaby Bruce, and Darren Hayward, from 2-6pm on this Sunday, April 27th. From slick Central highrises and the ruins of Kowloon's Wedding Card Street to voyeuristic balcony scenes printed on silk, the show will feature a new take on the "everyday scenes" familiar to many Hong Kong residents. See them before they go the way of Queen's Pier!

Map and directions available at the studio's website:

[Attached Photo by Darren Hayward]

Monday, April 21, 2008

Photos on Leaves

by Binh Danh

He uses a similar process to a cyanotype, in that it's a "contact negative" process: the negative is the same size as the resulting photo.

He later preserves these unique photos in resin, after photosynthesis has done its work.

The first time I saw his work I was reminded of many reportage exhibitions I'd seen in Cambodia. Some of his images are from the Khmer Rouge period and its aftermath.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Old Cyanotypes

Found this guy on ebay France

From Spencer family archives. The highlights are an overexposed blue. It's possible the paper was exposed to light before the negative was placed on it - not uncommon with pre-coated papers.

Found this pair of old portraits - I'd love to pick up some old cyan portraits like these someday. I always wonder what their stories are. Who were they? Where were they from? What was going on in their minds as they posed for the many long minutes these photos required?

Monday, April 07, 2008


It's great when a collector sends the artist a photo of an artwork after it's been sold, framed and finished and living in their home. This one is now somewhere in the Tin Hau neighborhood of Hong Kong.

Padded Cheongsam, Waterbased mixed media on silk paper, 2007

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Blue Collar

Loved this Blueprint Tie I found recently. Wonder if I could get away with wearing one?