The 2013 12×12: A Montage

Posted by on October 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to ‘run’ a 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon, wonder no more. Thanks to photographer and videographer Martin Chung of Studio Impossible, we now have an incredible video montage that tells the story better than we ever could. So sit back, enjoy the show that we premiered at last night’s Raw Talent exhibit, and make a note to sign up for next year’s cycle!

Vancouver Photo Marathon 2013 – Raw Talent from Martin Chung on Vimeo.

Shadowing Ryan & Ruwan: The Perfect Frame

Posted by on September 17, 2011 at 12:22 am.

You fascinate me. Yes, YOU. The one whose eyes are following this line of text across the computer screen.

I wasn’t always so curious. It was only later in life that I realized how intriguing each and every person I came across could be. No matter how much you’ve done or how much you’ve yet to do, you carry with you a world of mystery. That fascinates me.

Photos are much the same. Take Matthew Sinclair’s 2010 winning image for Best Photo Runner-Up. The theme was “Secret World.”

Theme 09: Secret World by Matthew Sinclair

What was your first impression? Do you think that’s what Matthew intended to convey? Was your reflex to imagine something warm and positive or did your mind wander into more eerie thoughts? Now you wanna know what was really on his mind, right? That’s the wonderful magic of photography. Like any other art form, it’s just there for each individual’s own unique interpretation. But the curiosity persists. If only you could tap into the artist’s psyche for just a wee peek…

Well, now you can! One of our 2010 marathoners took it upon himself (with our blessing of course) to document the 2011 cycle by tagging along with two of this year’s participants, both new to 12×12: Ryan Mah (#56) and Ruwan Fernando (#32). Thanks to Martin Chung’s shooting savvy, we now have for the first time a very rare behind-the-scenes look at the taking of those perfect frames. We hope you enjoy this series as much as we do!

If you want to see Ryan and Ruwan’s photographic results, check out Raw Talent 2011: The 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon Exhibit happening on Sunday September 25th, 2011 at PhotoHaus Gallery.

Click here to see the original blog post by Martin Chung.

Ryan and Ruwan’s Story, Part 1

Ryan and Ruwan’s Story, Part 2

Ryan and Ruwan’s Story, Part 3

Ryan and Ruwan’s Story, Part 4

Ryan and Ruwan’s Story, Part 5

A professional Vancouver photographer, Martin Chung took part in the 2010 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon as participant #52 and won an award for his interpretation of Theme 09: Vague.
Twitter: @martin_chung
Website: www.StudioImpossible.com

Raw Talent Timelapse, part II – Setup and Show

Posted by on October 19, 2010 at 6:43 pm.

To give you a behind-the-scenes look at the show we let a timelapse camera run during the 10 hour setup for Raw Talent 2010. For good measure we left the camera to run during the exhibit itself as well. What you see here is the result.

Raw Talent 2010 – Timelapse

Posted by on October 18, 2010 at 7:31 pm.


By John Biehler

12 Hours in 44 Seconds

Posted by on September 14, 2010 at 11:47 am.


We mounted two timelapse cameras on opposite ends of the room during the marathon. The result is a video that really shows the buzz of activity that was at Blenz in Yaletown that day. Wonder what it looks like when 60+ people run in and out of a coffee shop in Vancouver for a whole day? Well, here is your answer. Thanks to John Biehler for putting the timelapse together!

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