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.


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

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