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Monday, April 25, 2011

Holga frames from Wyoming

This weekend I finally got the first two rolls of film from Wyoming processed and scanned. I’ve been a bit off my game since I moved out because I’ve only shot two rolls. Now that I’m starting to get settled in at my new gig here, I’m hoping to shoot more using my Holga. I’ve gotten into the habit of keeping it in my truck at all times, and I bought a second body so I can have two different types of film ready depending on the weather and exposure outside. I made some modifications to the Holga before loading the second roll. I removed the 6×6 mask inside the camera to allow for increased vignetting and a more imperfect picture. You can see the results of this in the edges of the third frame below.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Holga in the heartland

Here’s the latest installment in my occasional toy camera musings. These are a few frames I took while I was home in Indiana between my internships in Austin and Peoria, Ill. I haven’t had a chance to shoot any film yet in Peoria, but with the harvest season approaching, I’ll have to make an effort to do so.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Texas through a plastic lens

During my summer internship in Austin, I carried a loaded Holga with me in my car to most of my assignments. Whenever I saw something weird or interesting, I shot a few frames with the plastic camera. I also used it whenever I had the urge to take touristy photos while I was in Texas. Today I picked up the last roll from my trip after having it processed here in Peoria. I know the Holga is thought of as a trendy hipster camera, but I like to use it to get back to basics. You can’t chimp on a Holga, and you have to understand exposures to use the thing. It’s the photographic equivalent of recording an album on a 4-track.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Europe through a plastic lens

Now that I’ve had a chance to go through all the film from my trip to Germany and Austria, I wanted to share my favorite photos I took with my Holga earlier this summer. Using the Holga for the first time was a great challenge to someone like me who hasn’t shot film since high school. It was a lot of fun to challenge myself to make pictures in a foreign environment with a camera that was foreign to me.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Salzburg, Austria

Here are a few frames I took with my Holga last month in Salzburg, Austria. The multiple exposure below was an attempt to show a few sights in the city including Mozart’s tourist presence and the horse-drawn carriages.

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Salzburg, Austria

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