Couple weeks back, I shot a bit of Indiana University’s Little 500 Miss-N-Out cycling races while I was in town visiting friends from college. Although I shot a lot of stuff on my “normal” cameras, I also exposed three rolls on my Holga. With a couple days off from the daily grind, I finally got around to processing and scanning the negatives.
Until this week, I had been procrastinating processing and scanning a couple rolls of 120 film. Part of this stemmed from the fact that I hadn’t really touched my Holgas since September. Recently, I picked them back up and started to shoot with them again. I did this in an attempt to once again get inspired and excited about photography in general. I love shooting with my Holgas as a way to decompress and rethink how I look at things visually. The result of my return from Holga hiatus was developing and scanning the rolls. To my surprise, one roll was shot in September during a vacation to Indiana and Nashville, Tennessee while I was working in Wyoming.
Since moving back to South Bend, I’ve made a couple trips up to Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Mich. This was thanks in part to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had. Also, the town is one of my favorite places on earth.
A few weeks back, I photographed Hell on Wheels, a shooting competition where participants from around the world dress in Old West costumes and fire weapons from the Old West. Given the period costumes, I couldn’t resist firing off a couple rolls on my Holga.
I’ve gotten to the point where I carry two Holgas with me everyday to work: one loaded with 100 ASA film and one loaded with 400 ASA film. The results are negatives full of random, in-between moments from my daily newspaper assignments. Here is the latest edition on what is slowly becoming a regular feature on my blog.