10 imagesWOOD/FOOD (Images post-processed by Ian Teh) Wood fuels life. That’s what this set of images try to portray. When lifestyle was much simpler, mangrove wood was harvested as a means of cheap fuel to produce cooked food. It usefulness is threatened in current days where petroleum gas and electric stove had abundantly taken over, and worse, wood supply is scarce and being monopolised by select cartels. There are possibly only three woodcutters left on the Penang island, while many had mutated to charcoal merchants to sustain income. While raw wood supplies dwindle, so is the labour, forcing wood harvesters and charcoal kiln business to ride into the sunset. Meantime, the wood-to-charcoal chain continues to fire the food train while it lasts.