KANTA | kamra e faoree
building a ‘turn of last century’ instant print camera.it's almost extinct, still used in remote parts of india and afghanistan. a camera obscura which functions as a darkroom. uses the photopaper as a negative and positive. ingenious way of reproduction.

KANTA is a self-contained instant camera, through an analogue photographic process; it is an ingenious, economical way of producing an image. Kanta, which means lense in Malay, will be made from salvaged materials. Apart from the interesting process of building this box camera, this project also hopes to capture a unique portrait of everyday Malaysian society. The printing process & effect of this camera juxtapose with what is recorded creates an interesting and unique insight of ourselves.

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with support from the
Krishen Jit Astro Fund.

an on-going project.

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