Saturday, June 5, 2010

Life through the Holga lens

You know how I love me some plastic cameras. I was super pleased recently when I was able to scoop up a Holga 135BC (a white one, not the black one in the link) for a really great deal at Urban Outfitters.

I'd wanted one ever since I saw Steph's amazing Holga photos. I'm pretty sure she rocks an old-school medium format 120 style, but I decided to only have one 120 camera, which is my beloved Hong Meow Diana.. Anyway, I'm super pleased with this particular adaptation of the Holga line.

I am a huge fan of film, and plastic cameras, because I learn so much about photography when I use them. It's just kind of low-pressure, unpredictable picture-taking fun. And at least with 35mm film, not all that expensive, either.

So today I dropped off the roll of 35mm black and white film I took over the course of the last month. I'm pretty pleased with how most of the photos turned out---of course, not all my photos actually turned out, but that's part of the game.

So here is the result of my very first roll...

Pretty cool stuff. Can't wait to scrapbook these photos!
Also, looking forward to shooting with some color film on this bad boy.

Hope you are having a great and picture-happy weekend!


J. said...

THAT is just WAY to cool!!!
I am holga stupid. No idea you could pick them up anywhere. ha!

Kelly said...

Great photos! I just got my first holga- there are just so many cool things you can do with them!

Melissa Mann said...

Love the pictures!

ToneF said...

WOW! I love all those photos!!! They are wonderful!

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