Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Shooting film -- real 120mm film, developed in chemicals -- with a plastic camera is alchemy. You never know what it will produce. Sometimes the results are magical. Here are my latest efforts with the Holga camera Ashley gave me for my birthday.


  1. it sure is beautiful! i once had my photo done with real camera from 20s (like 1920s not 2020s). Not only I had to sit still for what it felt like ages I could also see my photo being chemically made visible one paper. Real magic!

  2. Those photos are magical, Ally. I hadn't heard of Holga until you mentioned it in your previous post. And look what I found in a second hand shop last weekend: a book on Holga! Of course, I just had to buy it, so thank you! xxx

  3. Do you know the band The Handsome Family? These pictures remind me of their music. So dark and mysterious, and yes, magical.

  4. Thoroughly lovely images. B&W photography will forever resonate with my soul, which, I'm convinced, knows every bit as much as my brain does that it (B&W) was the original palette for this medium.

    ♥ Autumn

  5. Dreamy, dark and mysterious. I love these shots

  6. These are so cool, perfectly capturing a winter landscape. Can't wait to see more! And you need to be on Instagram already! :D

  7. These are so brooding and atmospheric!

  8. Gorgeous! I love the second picture. It's dark and cold, perfect.

  9. HI Ally,
    I'm glad to see that you are enjoying your Holga. Great photos!
    The Krappy Camera exhibit at Soho Gallery opens on the 17th. It looks as though it could be an inspiring exhibit.

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