Originally posted 2004-08-21 16:31:38.
Jehan and Shariman’s traditional Malay wedding was shot on Black and White film and then scanned for this web site. It was a happy day for both of them and this is certainly apparent when you view the photos. Malaysia is a melting pot of foods and cultures and is one of the reasons I love living here. Traditions like Henna came from India and are commonplace at Malay weddings. The intricate patterns are quite something. The University of Maryland contacted me as they were keen on using some of them to show various wedding traditions of Malaysia and the region.
Please note that the apparent grainy-ness is due to the digital scanning of the original silver halide based negatives. The actual hand prints looked very smooth and had much deeper tonality than the digital images visible here.