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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.


About the Author

Lorraine Boogich
Boogich Miami, Florida, United States

A photographer with one eye sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. Yes, my vision is medically considered "monocular" but I choose to see the world in full frame, preferably with a View Camera.

As a child I expressed myself creatively through visual art, drama and dance. Within in me is an innate force of imagination that drives me to produce constant artistic output. Over the years the desired choice of media has evolved but I always have been motivated to create.

The work I create is often simply a reflection of the impression left upon me by my physical surroundings. Often I try to expose hidden beauty in the mundane and sometimes ordinary. Experimentation and my attraction towards the eccentric push me to look beyond the surface in order to capture the true essence of my subject whether it is living, natural or man-made.

Driven to express I continually strive towards professional and personal growth.

Publish Date  October 22, 2009

Dimensions  Large Square  64 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Travel

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Comments (55) Write a comment


seisanu says

I like your photography. Congratulations for the book !

posted at 10:31pm Nov 17 PST


Etelka says

Loved the pics - great angles, composition, Holga and Italy - def have my vote! Very inspiring! thanks for your vote - the "5-legged-puppy" and I thank you:)

posted at 11:24am Nov 09 PST


Charlessidi says

this is a great book f photography -true to its subject-the Holga captures the spirit...brilliant

posted at 03:58pm Nov 08 PST


Magicj says

Thanks for you vote on my book! Love your work...raw, genuine photos with some great perspectives! Makes me want to do more with my camera.....

posted at 07:50pm Nov 07 PST


janicehelen7 says

Love your book! Very nice job. You have my vote!

posted at 04:49pm Nov 07 PST


isabelle001 says

I heard so much about that camera! your pictures are amazing... you prove that it is not the equipment that makes a great photographer, but the eye! I voted for you, if you have a minute, check out my book Woman and vote for it if you like it.

posted at 03:34pm Nov 07 PST


symbios2 says

Lorraine, Your photography, layout and background is very artistic. I voted for it. Curiously my son and his partner have just bought a Holga and are heading to Spain and Portugal today. I;ll ask them to have a look for inspiration and to vote! Thanks for looking at my book Shoo Scram Scat! I'm trying to get ideas on ways to improve the way I match photography colours with background and borders. Art and colours are not my strong point.

posted at 07:44am Nov 06 PST


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