Remembering Geocities bookmann 2004 – Lamps and Illumination


A Series of twelve backbit photographic plates hand tinted with Japanese paper and assembled with texts

Mr. Bolai has spent several years as a photographer documenting places of decay but of a certain beauty. This year he decided to explore a project that he and Adele Todd discussed about creating a book titled Trinidad Aesthetic. (What is Trinidad and Tobago Style?)

He has photographed a series of images from cemeteries and places of worship focusing on decay, the expressivemarks of wanderers and. graffiti. But he takes the photography further, by asking himself how could one explore what he learnt in Japan about paper lantern making, along with what he does in his day to day life, book making. These unusual juxtaposition of styles and techniques have led him to produce Illumination.


The images shown here are individually sized at 8”x10”, and show details of the lamp on and off position. Exhibition space at CCA7 Trinidad West Indies – Adele 2005

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