Bill Kwok Tchui Bill Kwok Tchui, a native of Vietnam, is a self-taught artist who began photography at the age of 15, he worked as an assistant retouching photographs at his family studio. After the Fall of Saigon, he fled South Vietnam in 1978. He spent the next 8 months in a refugee camp on Pulau Tengah - an island of Malaysia. In April 1979, Bill immigrated to the United States, he honed his artist's skills with the retouching work at a prestigious studio in San Francisco.
Rudy Cole was born in September of 1953 in Panama. From the early age of seven, Rudy became intrigue with art. At age 16 Rudy enrolled in Escuela de Artes Plasticas. There the development of Artist and Creativity intertwined. A small art studio was constructed adjacent to the back-alley way of Cole’s Grandmother’s flat. Many students gathered there in pursuit of assistance in cultivating their own artistry including Rudy Cole. Rudy began free lancing and commissioned –art
FRAGMENTS OF THE PAST The Argyrotype Images By Juliet Lai Our deteriorating past may quietly be captured in fragments by a shutter released during the moment of a photographer’s visual rapture. As they experience a tranquility in pigeons cooing, whistling winds, rustling leaves gliding across stone floors as shutters and doors bang against walls; the flap of torn vintage wallpapers or even a drizzling drip from dilapidated roofs, on occasion distant footsteps or voices breaki