Nessie's Lair

Mui-Ling Teh

Joined February 2008

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Nice to meet you, my name is Nessie.
I have lived in Loch Ness since I was a baby.

My origami calendar

The Loch Ness monster is one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology and has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie

(Source: Wikipedia)

So back when I was doing my internship in London, that mobii decided to throw another challenge at me despite that I was busy and didn’t have time :P I also couldn’t come up with a clever idea for a long time; I don’t simply like to fold something small and snap a photo of it; I like to create a scenario.

Last night in my sleep an idea occurred to me and today I did some experiments with water, glass bottles and flashlights to create some watery effects. I was afraid that I would have trouble with this as a standard camera is typically no good under dim light; but I actually didn’t spend too much time on this; and it was rather fun. Perhaps not the most dramatic but I can’t help it because I don’t have a good camera and my “studio” is very small :o)

For me it’s more about the origami and the concept anyways.

Nessie was folded from a 6×6mm piece of paper. This photo was taken with an Olympus FE-340, Septembre 21, 2009 – super macro mode; untouched, straight from the camera.

For a better idea of scale

And the messy Nessie set-up

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This work has been feature in:
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Alternative Process and Experimental Photography



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