Click to preview Holga Book by Julija Svetlova photo book

This book sums up my 6-year love affair with the medium-format Holga camera. I was given it by the Lomographic Society International back in 2003 and have never let go of it since. We have been everywhere together: from Russia to South Africa, from Valencia to Lechlade-on-Thames. It is a square format miracle, colorful and full of life. You can enjoy this book yourself or give it to that someone special in your life. It’s truly inspirational! It can teach you that you don't necessarily need an expensive digital camera to make beautiful photographs. Made to be perused and enjoyed!


About the Author

Julija Svetlova
nejafeja London, UK

Julija Svetlova is a prolific freelance photographer based in London.

Her love of photography began when she started experimenting with analogue cameras as a teenager in St Petersburg. In 2003 she joined the Hermitage Museum's photographic laboratory before moving to London to study Digital Lens-based Image Making at London College of Communication under the direction of Graham Diprose.

While still studying, she ran a series of Lomography Workshops for the Photographer’s Gallery and Arts Council's Paralympic Project in London schools.
Following this she became an associate lecturer at London College of Communication.

Her work has been exhibited and published internationally.
In 2011 she became a runner-up in the prestigious Fitzrovia Photography prize. In 2012 she contributed to Photography: The New Basics published by Thames & Hudson.

Julija is currently working on commercial and personal projects using both digital and film mediums.

Comments (27) Write a comment


qnetx says

Very inspiring. Thank you!

posted at 10:04am Dec 22 PST


Sahuaro says

Congratulations! Stunning pictures! Great work!
By this book you're really gonna make me wanna pick up an Holga ! Congratulations!

posted at 06:39am Nov 18 PST


troisanneaux says

I bought it, have it and love it.

posted at 07:24am Oct 18 PST


glenjo says

Love your skills, Gorgeous photos.

posted at 09:43pm Oct 10 PST


jdelatour says

Amazing pictures. I used to dislike Holga as a fashion, you made me loving it !

posted at 03:57am Aug 27 PST


disdis says

LIke it very much!

posted at 04:17am Aug 25 PST


panelomo says

good luck, Julija - very nice work indeed! :)

posted at 10:34am Aug 23 PST

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