Kanta.Studio darkroom, 4th quarter 2023 work in progress. Opening up a basic darkroom for rental/ workshops, training. All my darkroom equipment collection finally seeing some permanence and use. Time to pass on the knowledge and expand the darkroom printing craft here in KL.

Darkroom equipment sale Refurbished specialised equipment for sale, mainly photographic enlargers and all darkroom accessories. Sold using Carousell, find the listings here. <Projek Sekaligus>

Extended booklet release, November 2023- Invisible Future, Facing the Visible Past Exhibition essay booklet on Malaysian photobook exhibition, 32 pages. 

Tempok My Protector Photo book publication on the works and life of Shima Sidek of Kampung Mikang, Muadzham Shah, Pahang. As an indigenous of the Jakun tribe, native to Peninsular Malaysia, she photographs and reflects upon herself and importance of Tempok as part of her cultural heritage. Book launch is expected in the 4th quarter of 2023. <current>

Tempok Pelendong Ang / Tempok  My Protector / Shima Sidek

Produced by Jeffrey Lim, Studio 25


Potret Jalanan (Street Portraits) an initiative to explore the possibilities of street box cameras in Kuala Lumpur city. A pilot to a program I would like to start, on creating a training workshop and box camera production. Creating a new street art culture with box camera portraiture. Starting with getting a street artist permit from the city council authority. #potretjalanan @potretjalananjef <current>

Instant Colour Portraits First attempts at doing instant portraits in colour using the RA4 reversal process to produce a colour positive print instantly. The results were partially successful, getting acceptable colour balance is still a challenge. Will be running more test and make it available as an option in future events. <current>

Completed projects

A Tale of Two Hills telling the stories of Malaysia’s iconic hill stations through photography and ethnography. A mentorship program created, produced and coordinated by Jeffrey Lim, in partnership with The Habitat Foundation and Think City, 



September 2022 to March 2023

Khemah Kamera Building the walk-in instant camera and exploring projections. A canopy tent camera, hand processing 20 x 24” poster size prints instantly, for large groups & portraits on archival black & white silverprint. 

With the ability to be mobile, I intend to bring this tent camera to a community, and engage in a portrait session. This is also a pilot and test platform for Rumah, Benua / Dwelling, Realm. To explore projections, methods of projecting light from within the tent. It will be an experiment on materials and building methods, being mobile, and working with a team. <completed>

Location –
- KongsiKL- July
- Langkawi- Aug
- Hin Bus Depot- Sep

Making the Print An instructional video on my darkroom alternative printing with silver gelatin photographic paper. Made up of two parts, the first is about the camera and how to make an exposure. The second will be in the darkroom, showing the two ways of making the prints. A grant programme under Cendana, Create Now 2.0, this video is currently being filmed. <completed>

watch the video on youtube-