raised of US$257 fixed goal


on 15 December 2013

Launched: 28 Nov 2013

Funding ends: 15 Dec 2013

Hand-color Photo Workshop

In the olden days, the masters of photography used to use photo-specific watercolors to add color to black and white photos turning them into color photos. These special watercolors were condensed onto paper and sold as color books which have been discontinued for decades since color photo printing became popular.

It is a crossover between painting and photography. It is a form of manual Photoshop. It is the precious collective memories of the older generations. It is old meets new: traditional techniques with a modern painting style. We can express our creativity freely instead of just imitating reality.

Using dry water colors requires different techniques from any other coloring methods because the colors aren't always the same as what you would expect and as the surface of the photos is slippery, it doesn't absorb the color easily.

We will be exhibiting hand-colored photos and you can also experience hand-coloring photos yourself in our workshops.

Date:14 December 2013
Time : 12:30pm to 6pm
Venue:Sun Street and Moon Street, Wanchai

Vcyclescope (Upcycle Kaleidoscope) Exhibition

The word "kaleidoscope" is derived from the Ancient Greek καλός (kalos), "beautiful, beauty", εἶδος (eidos), "that which is seen: form, shape" and σκοπέω (skopeō), "to look to, to examine"= "observation of beautiful forms."

The word "Vcyclescope" is derived from my name Veron "V", recycle "cycle" ("Vcycle" pronounces similar to "recycle" ) and kaleidoscope "scope" = kaleidoscope made by Veron with recycle materials.

Vcyclescope is an upcycle photographic gadget handmade with waste: paper core of toilet roll, kitchen paper, cling film… It reduces waste from its source. Each kaleidoscope is unique with decoration by recycle materials (old newspaper, magazine, catalogue, leaflet, packaging ribbon…). Both its’ function and aesthetic quality are upgraded from its’ original value. The world seen through it is very different. Which became beautiful, surreal and amazing. Whatever you capture through it can become artistic pattern. Even though the dullest thing in your daily life can be turned into inspiring images. Life will never be boring with it!

Date: 8 December 2013
Time: 12:00pm to 6pm
Venue: Intersection of Lai Yip Street and 136 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong
Hub: Kowloon East

Reason for crowdfunding:

They are 2 different free events for all. Vcyclescope encourages upcycling. Hand-color photo helps to keep heritage. It is a precious collective memory for the older generations. It is also a creative way to introduce the younger generations to our history.

Fund will be used for:
-printing and framing exhibiting photos
-printing photos for participants to experience hand-coloring
-buying photo dye for photo surface
-buying brushes and other painting tools for hand-coloring photo
-printing instruction sheets/leaflet for DIY Upcycle Kaleidoscope (Vcyclescope)

About Veron Sung

Veron Sung is a professional photographer and the founder of V-gallery. Employed by RTHK, Cosmopolitan,Bazaar,Kodak,etc. She innovatively works on a wide range of photomedia art including: hand-colored photos,kaleidoscope photography, photo sculpture, photo on fabric etc.

Educated in the UK and France, Veron has lived and worked in 7 different countries and has won numerous overseas and local photo awards. He has been interviewed by TVB, Cable TV,SCMP,Commercial Radio Ch1 & 2,Economic Times, Economic Journal, U Magazine, Sudden Weekly, Artalk, Sun News and other overseas media. He has held photo classes in CUHK, YWCA, various school, JCCAC Festival.

Check out Veron's interviews


《集雜志》 的Veron SUNG訪問

商台Ch1 :
Veron SUNG - 人手上色相片 商台訪問 Hand Coloring Photo radio interview

東方電視 :


太陽報 :

忽然1周 :

U Magazine :

南華早報SCMP :
Colouring a black-and-white world

晴報 :

About Kaleidoscope



經濟通 – 社企廊:
創意Upcycle 廁紙筒變萬花筒

晴報 :

Veron Sung
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Veron Sung


(approximately US$13*)

  • One 4R Hand-colored Photo
    (chosen by the artist)

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(approximately US$26*)

  • Shoot & Paint Photo Workshop
    A photo of yourself will be taken by the artist. You get to hand paint on the photo yourself (at the artist studio).

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(approximately US$39*)

  • One 5R Hand-colored Photo (chosen by the artist)

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(approximately US$65*)

  • Personal Hand-colored Photo
    Artist will hand-color a photo of your choice.

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(approximately US$129*)

  • One private hand-color photo workshop
    Up to 8 participants, venue to be agreed with the artist.

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