Oh hi, Viv here (vivien.tanshihui@gmail.com)

Thursday, 27 November 2014


Recently I've been obsessed with these photos the large format camera allows me to produce. Which perhaps explains the lack of upload on Instagram or something. It's insane huge one 8x10inch negative is, how old the camera is, and how clear it can get. The file is too huge to be uploaded here even though I've resized it so many times. So I resorted to a screenshot from my computer and it still looks pretty alright. THAT'S HOW CLEAR IT ACTUALLY IS. Film lives foreverrr


Stephie's Oma likes blueberry pies

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


I'm not sure why I can not quite find the words to speak about you. Just so many things I cannot verbalise, everything so conflicting. You made ​​me realize life can be simple even when yours is so tough, and that everything is just all the mind. You were not outrightly the strongest fighter but I see tenacity in your life. Maybe not that you choose to be, but life chose it for you. Life has been difficult for you in every way, but then again what can be so tough that life just stops. We go on, everyone moves along and we can only take things in our stride, look at what we believe in and carry on. I pray the best for you and that you may continue to survive doing what you love. I hope did you meet more people that love and accept you the way you are. I hope that they see your sincerity in life and the big heart you have. Although I do not know if I'll ever see you again but your life has taught me much about how I should look mine. And I'll always remember with did you 

"Viv it would be nice if you had pictures of me in your book, then if I die at least someone remembers me and know that I exist. I have no family, but it'll be nice to be remembered"

That indeed was the hardest to watch him say

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Did my first ever shot with a large format 5x7 camera that is about 70 years old. My teacher has been really nice to so generously let me use all of his tools. I've been really blessed to meet the right professor because I'm currently the only fine art photography student in the school and he's glad that he gets to teach one this sem. So it's really cool cause he says it'll be a photography collaboration between us but more so I steer and he backs me up. To be honest I didn't expect to come here and find myself a professor that wants to mentor me and with that I'm really really thankful. It makes me feel supported and also have someone that I can discuss my thoughts with. So right now while I'm fiddling with all the other larger format cameras like the 8x10 inch tomorrow (I can't wait it's so nerve wrecking) I'm also planning for my main project that I'm hoping to complete before I return. I'm not too sure how the outcome will be but this is probably the first project I'm letting lose this much. I've got to learn to not always be in control of the things I create and sometimes just loosen the reigns I hold. I'm so nervous but it'll be an exciting one. 

And that's lovely Jone helping and also witnessing my first shot ever. These are with my Iphone as I've yet to develop my film, and the phone resolution is just crazyyyy I'm amazed.