Click to preview Getting Serious With a Toy Camera photo book

The photos in this book were all taken with a Holga "toy camera". This simple plastic film camera has very few controls and often prompts people to ask "Is that a real camera?". But the simplicity and unpredictability of the camera can also be among its best features, as using a Holga adds a greater amount of serendipity and luck to the photos taken with it. In these days of digital cameras with instant feedback, this camera adds to the joy and magic of photography as the photographer must wait to see the negatives produced from this toy camera. This book includes both color and black and white photographs taken with this toy camera.


About the Author

John Armstrong
deetsy Seattle, Washington, USA
John Armstrong is a Seattle photographer with a wide range of photographic interests. He shoots with various kinds of cameras and prints with several different techniques. He loves still photography because he feels it allows us, as viewers, to slow down in this fast-paced world and actually see and appreciate things in detail. In the end, photography allows us all to be voyeurs without being caught.

Comments (5)


jdealmeida says

Fantastic, loved it and going to order one copy for myself.
One more proof that it is not just the camera that makes a photo look great.

posted at 10:12pm Nov 29 PST


kylewis1 says

Lovely book!

posted at 04:08pm Oct 06 PST


errokem says

toy camera or real camera, the eye of the photographer is superb!!!

posted at 06:56pm Aug 19 PST


nejafeja says

nice book!

posted at 05:05am Jun 29 PST


blindpoet says

Gorgeous book and work. Well done!

posted at 03:58am Jun 14 PST

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