Intrepid package arrives

#KantaPortraits Arrived package containing #intrepidcamera #8x10 film holder and lens board @intrepidcameraco / The Intrepid Camera Co. / The Official Intrepid Users Group. new camera for flight-friendly weight and field-use. Next phase of project that involves flights where weight limits would be a challenge, this camera would replace #5elecamm #10x12, while I will still be bringing kamra #1interchange #3x5 excited, but not gonna open yet


Upper Perak expedition with COAC

#KantaPortraits Over the weekend, will be heading into the interiors of Upper North Perak. I'm just guessing it is somewhere there. This is an overnight trip, first in the field. Will try with some camping gear.

Out of the interiors and exhausted. About 7+ hours journey one way, and half of it offroad (first ever time thrown into the deep to drive). Me trying to be as the natives are, and my latest obsession with the Cub chai (motorcycle) and how they are the staple mode of transport for native communities. They are like nimble horses that can tread any type of terrain, if handled by very dextrous rider of course. Overnight trip up north to ... Village. Took about 15 portraits in this village of over 90 natives. Apart from mapping, native land rights agendas that was the primary reason for the trip, portrait-taking was only the secondary (sideshow) program. More details and images when I get the time soon.

Thank you @Center for Orang Asli Concerns #COAC for the support.


2nd camp training– Sg Pertak

My second camping experience, this time with self cooking challenge, cooked basmati rice with Chicken curry potatoes (from a can), filter/ boil stream water for consumption. ok getting more self-sufficient. Next is to bring camera along, or do it with the bicycle #bikepackingKL

#Camping training, hitch-hiking on the way out, Sg Selangor Reservoir, Kuala Kubu Baru. it's cycle-able here, recce #bikepackingkl trip future plans.

One night camping, with cooking gear, hmm, I'm still bringing too much stuff! This is my backpack without tent and sleep mat yet, about 13kg in total. Recce for future #bikepackingkl trips. About 6-8km hike one way, Kuala Kubu Baru.

Hiking trail, might be hard #bikepackingkl with side-mounted panniers with narrow trails. Need to have inline bags more streamlined, recce for future cycling touring.

One night camping up north of city, one of the tributaries of Sungai Selangor Reservoir, Kuala Kubu Baru from Bukit Hulu Bakau.

1. Sg Selangor Dam
2. backpack without tent,and floor mat
4. trail map from road

3. hiking trail


Dinding Potret in Taiwan

#KantaTaiwan meanwhile in Taipei, the artpiece Dinding Potret has arrived in 7 days, all looks great. There will be a small exhibition starting May 12 of #KantaPortraits work in progress #BeyondBorders #EdgesofMalaysia


Reinstate 135 format enlarger

Upcycled my old workshop table top to make this baseboard for a very old Durst M305 enlarger. At 21x24" it should fit my largest easel #bilikobscura


Acquired; tripod & head

Just bought online, 2nd hand tripod and head. 7kg load capacity, for new camera that's coming in real soon.

manfrotto 055xpro $RM530.
manfrotto 3D pan tilt head $RM200

tripod head


Shipping artwork to Taipei

Dinding Potret Kanta art piece #DindingPotret is packed and ready to ship to Taipei for an exhibition. Can't believe it's actually happening, quite emotional seeing it being in a box being carried away. Thank you #KLbiennale for taking in my work and giving it all the exposure. Onwards to new frontiers and new works #KantaTaiwan #KantaBorneo as the kamra makes it's journey #KantaBoxKamra