The Holga is a toy camera made entirely of plastic. Enthusiasts favor the effects created when using this medium format device. Surrendering total control to the Holga, I chose to leave my light meter, tripod and view camera behind allowing pure creativity and chance to combine. The result is a stunning body of work. High contrast black and white warps time. Vignetting and splatters of light transport the viewer into a different era. The modern day world is almost forgotten. All that is left is a vintage impression seemingly from a long over decade. From multiple film stocks to unpredictable light leaks this series lives up to its name being a true experiment.
The Italian Holga Experiment (7x7) Published February 20, 2010