In 1907, the Lumière brothers unveiled the autochrome, a less complex and improved method of colour photography. Autochrome was a tedious process as the long exposure required the subjects to stay still, and the failure to do so often led to a blurred image. This contributed to the distinctive aesthetic and painterly effects of autochrome pictures. This is not unlike the unique aesthetics of Melisa Teo’s photographic images presented in The Light Beyond. In 2008, Teo established herself as a globetrotting photographer with her camera as a constant companion; it is also a medium to document her journey and discoveries....
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