Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Holga Week


Holga Week is approaching!

A group of hardy/crazy enthusiasts will celebrate the Holga camera next week (Oct. 1-7). I am among them. Because this cheap plastic tool produces unpredictable photographs, we embrace its unique charm. And we will do so in the finest way possible -- by actually using the camera. 

During Holga Week contestants shoot 120-roll film and enter our pictures in friendly competition. Winner gets a non-working Holga that's been spray-painted gold which makes it even less valuable. Hey, you need a sense of humor to be a Holga-lover. Photo companies -- including my favorite, which is really named "Old School Photo Lab" -- are contributing additional prizes (e.g., photo supplies for Holga cameras).

It will be interesting to see what people come up with. I have several ideas for future photos and will show them to you later. Maybe one will win the coveted, worthless Gold Holga!







6 comments:

  1. No trophy is ever truly useless if it makes you feel proud/artistic/awesome. :)

    I love your Holga pictures! Keep us posted on Holga Day!

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  2. Awww that sounds super fun! I hope you have a great time! Share updates with us.

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  3. These bw photographs are actually really good. Great to know about the Holga film and the enthusiasts using this cam.

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  4. Good Luck! I think your photos are wonderfully atmospheric! I would be interested to see the winners.

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  5. Holga images really resonate with me as well. There's something very primitive (photographically speaking, I mean) and yet strikingly artistic, elegant even, to many of the images they capture.

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