2/05/2009

MIKEL and his HOLGA



I used to have a Holga camera when I was 16. I, an angsty teen at the time was unable to be as careful as one should be with a camera made of plastic, had knocked the damn thing into pieces.

Holga is a cheaper, medium format, plastic toy camera appreciated for it's reliably unreliable results. The plastic construction and simple lens creates unique photos often with blurred distorted edges, vignetting, and flares from light leaks. The double exposure option c'est tres bon.

I wanted to play around with this medium again, now that I have a half a clue what I am doing so I bought another this past week and did some test shots with a beautiful young Greek friend of mine, Andoni. The above being one of the results.

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8 comments:

Patrick said...

So glad you picked up another Holga! Don't you love it? Can't wait to see more mister!

Todd X. said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Lynn and Horst said...

double exposure
double beautiful

boxofbirds said...

Love it.

Chris said...

Excellent. It suits you really well, actually... I love the way the 'rough' aspect of Holga mixes with the delicate, sensual side of your photos. Thanks for sharing, and hoping to see (a lot) more!

Wdwalshphoto said...

I'm going to try this out

Rafael H. said...

Although the picture is indeed beautiful, I can't help going beyond that a bit to ask – is it as long and uncut as it looks like?

keifster aka mark said...

beautiful