Fotografik Van (2024~)

Building a mobile darkroom processing unit

1st quarter 2024– work in progress. Building a more mobile darkroom processing unit. With the ability to process BW prints on the go, the photographic van is a development from the use of the mobile darkroom tent unit. Coming soon, a test run will probably be ready in time for Hari Raya Eid season.

Darkroom sale (2023-24)

Darkroom enlargers, cameras
& photo accessories

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

Kanta Darkroom (2024~)

Basic darkroom for workshops,
rental, training etc

1st quarter 2024– 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.

Instant Colour (2023~)

Colour calibration and experimental stage 

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>

Tempok My Protector (2023)

Shima Sidek’s Photo book publication launch

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 launched on 25th November 2023.

Potret Jalanan (2023~)
Starting street box cameras
in Kuala Lumpur

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>

Invisible Future,
facing the Visible Past
(2020 / 23)

Exhibition essay booklet launch 

Book release, 25th November 2023- Invisible Future, Facing the Visible Past – Exhibition essay booklet on Malaysian photobook exhibition, 32 pages. 

A Tale of Two Hills

Special Grant Mentorship Programme 

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

Project site - https://ataleof2hills.org/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleof2hills/

Making the Print

First instructional video vlog 
on photographic practise

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 - https://youtu.be/ri-SkNx9FYw

Khemah Kamera (2022-23)

Tent-size camera and projector 

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>

Project site - https://sites.google.com/view/khemahkamera/rumah
Location– KongsiKL- July, Langkawi- Aug, Hin Bus Depot- Sep