Thursday, June 26, 2008

Holga Photos of Isla

These are photographs from my last trip to Isla taken with a Holga camera. A Holga is a cheap plastic toy camera made in the early 1980's...costs about $25. It has made a comeback and has some real photography fans because of the distortions and light leaks that give the photos an "artistic" quality. It doesn't even have a battery and when you're shooting with it, you're thinking to yourself, "How could this possibly work??" I took three rolls of film with me and had to throw two out because the camera is so cheap, the back kept falling off and exposing the film. It makes the photos look like they were taken 40 years ago...something a little different for a change.









This one's a double exposure. I clicked the shutter twice without advancing the film. Kind of cool.















5 comments:

Jill said...

Deb- Love the Holga photos...especially like the 2nd one...the leaning post is great. I love the different "feel" that Holga's give an image- you've got talent lady!

Islaholic Trixie said...

Nice pictures. I've heard more about these Holga Cameras in the past six months, but I have a hard enought time keeping track of the one I have.

gil said...

Amazing! And to think 4 visits ago you had hardly taken a pic. It's refreshing to see someone embrace the photographic process in such a way. It brings out the creative process.

Isla Deb said...

And it doesn't hurt to have a good teacher!

wayne said...

Fantastic! Not quite b&w, not quite nostalgic.