Single Origin

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Single Origin I-V, series. Available as a set of five 12×16″ (~30x41cm) Ultraprints on Permajet Portrait White fiber paper (matte); $1,100 for all five, signed edition of 10. The price includes shipping by courier anywhere in the world. Please include your phone number for the courier in the comment field when ordering.

Origins are important. History is important. Without knowing where we come from, or where something comes from, it has no context and must struggle to define every step of the journey. Single Origin examines this idea deliberately: all five images were shot from within the same stand of trees – within about twenty meters of each other, actually – in a rainforest outside Kuala Lumpur. There is diversity and there is similarity, and at the same time, there is a coherent whole that needs the sum of its parts to exist – the ecosystem would be incomplete otherwise. Each element plays an important role, even if that role may not be immediately obvious or attention getting. Is there a better metaphor for humanity?

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About the prints
Prints are made by Printmaster Wesley Wong of Giclee Art using our proprietary Ultraprint process, which delivers extremely high real resolutions – up to 720 pixels per inch, or four times that of an iPad’s Retina display, a wide gamut, and very smooth tonal transitions. We print on either Canson Infinity Platin Fiber Rag baryta or Permajet Portrait White depending on the subject matter and size using Epson Ultrachrome archival-grade inks.

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Images and content copyright Ming Thein | mingthein.gallery 2014 onwards. All rights reserved

Division

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Division. Available as a 12×16″ (~30x41cm) Ultraprint on Permajet Portrait White fiber paper (matte); $380, signed edition of 20. The price includes shipping by courier anywhere in the world. Please include your phone number for the courier in the comment field when ordering.

The contrast and line between hard beach and soft water arcs through the frame, stretching and diminishing to infinity – we do not see a horizon, because there is no end. The give and take dialogue between the two will never end, with one holding the other back and the other slowly wearing the obstruction away. Or perhaps it isn’t so much a hard edge as one that is in perfect but dynamic equilibrium…MT

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About the prints
Prints are made by Printmaster Wesley Wong of Giclee Art using our proprietary Ultraprint process, which delivers extremely high real resolutions – up to 720 pixels per inch, or four times that of an iPad’s Retina display, a wide gamut, and very smooth tonal transitions. We print on either Canson Infinity Platin Fiber Rag baryta or Permajet Portrait White depending on the subject matter and size using Epson Ultrachrome archival-grade inks.

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Images and content copyright Ming Thein | mingthein.gallery 2014 onwards. All rights reserved

Virtual lamp

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Virtual lamp. Available as a 12×16″ (~30x41cm) Ultraprint on Permajet Portrait White fiber paper (matte); $380, signed edition of 20. The price includes shipping by courier anywhere in the world. Please include your phone number for the courier in the comment field when ordering.

I have trouble passing by scenes that evoke minimal, modernist paintings without attempting at least one image – there is a structured simplicity and ordered geometry about these vignettes that appeals to the logician in me. Timing ensures that even the human element is ordered and regular. I think the litmus test of these images is that they should appear natural, balanced and lyrical, and have a little sense that everything is a bit too perfect, too idealised, just to inject sufficient discomfort into the viewer to force them to think. MT

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About the prints
Prints are made by Printmaster Wesley Wong of Giclee Art using our proprietary Ultraprint process, which delivers extremely high real resolutions – up to 720 pixels per inch, or four times that of an iPad’s Retina display, a wide gamut, and very smooth tonal transitions. We print on either Canson Infinity Platin Fiber Rag baryta or Permajet Portrait White depending on the subject matter and size using Epson Ultrachrome archival-grade inks.

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Images and content copyright Ming Thein | mingthein.gallery 2014 onwards. All rights reserved

The inner workings of a tree

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The inner workings of a tree. Available as a 12×16″ (~30x41cm) Ultraprint on Permajet Portrait White fiber paper (matte); $380, signed edition of 20. The price includes shipping by courier anywhere in the world. Please include your phone number for the courier in the comment field when ordering.

Winter plus rather harsh noon light created the impression of peering into a tree stripped of its leaves – the branches are in place, but nothing else. Structure is only broadly defined by the dark trunk and branches; the rest is an organic web giving a feeling of extremely evolved complexity – which is really not far from the truth. MT

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About the prints
Prints are made by Printmaster Wesley Wong of Giclee Art using our proprietary Ultraprint process, which delivers extremely high real resolutions – up to 720 pixels per inch, or four times that of an iPad’s Retina display, a wide gamut, and very smooth tonal transitions. We print on either Canson Infinity Platin Fiber Rag baryta or Permajet Portrait White depending on the subject matter and size using Epson Ultrachrome archival-grade inks.

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Images and content copyright Ming Thein | mingthein.gallery 2014 onwards. All rights reserved

Ultraprints vs normal prints: visualising the difference

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The comparison. This is your field of view at about a foot and a half viewing distance of the crops, which are 10″ high each. Larger version here.

Today’s post is an attempt to do try to convey just how much of a difference there is between an Ultraprint and what would be considered a normal, very good print. Since this is really impossible without seeing the prints in person, a direct comparison is perhaps the closest I can get when working via the internet. What you see here will come as no surprise to people who’ve bought the most recent one or two Ultraprints from Forest III onwards; however, things have moved on a bit since then.

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