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Jeffrey Lim is a photography artist behind the art & research project Kanta Portraits. He has made unique box cameras that produce black & white portraits as part of his art practise. By merging the traditional practises of ‘large format’ camera and darkroom printing, he has intuitively made cameras that can print instantly, all within a box.


This century old practise of street box cameras has seen a revival around the world, and been aptly named as the living form of photography. Jeff has now ventured into creating workshops to pass on the practise and knowledge in order to share and create a continuity of this art form in Malaysia.


The workshops will cover the basics of photography, from the creation of a projected image, to the printed photograph. Experience the workings of the box camera, the hacking methods & alternative processes with just the basic tools & materials available. Learn to merge his method of photo-making, lighting & print techniques to produce instant portraits.


He has started making road tours too, holding monthly instant portrait booth at recurring localised events. Starting with Penang, and hoping to venture to other cities, including Ipoh, Melaka, Johor, the East Coast and hopefully across the seas to Borneo.

member of the Kotak Kamera Trio. A collective of three box camera practitioners, photographers, camera builders, darkroom artists based in Malaysia.

Nuestros primeros socios internacionales del Foto Club Lambe Lambe. International partner of FotoClube Lambe Lambe, Brasil.