22.08.08 by Jeff

NYC through a Holga.

I was wandering around Flickr recently and ended up spending a lot of time clicking through some great little photographs by Paris-based graphic designer, Stephanie *. If you’ve ever used a Holga to shoot anything you know it’s somewhat of a crapshoot until you’ve shot rolls and rolls and you have a good feel for the focus.

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I took a Holga with me to Sri Lanka and I never really got a good feel for it, so 90% of my shots were horrible but the ones that turned out made it well worth it. The Holga camera, for those that don’t know, is a cheap little plastic camera (buying and developing film will cost you more than the camera itself) whose imperfections are loved by many. Each Holga is a one of a kind in the way it allows light to leak inside and “ruin” the film, some people tape of sections to manipulate the way the light leaks in.

boooom photo photography photographer holga lomo blog

boooom photo photography photographer holga lomo blog

boooom photo photography photographer holga lomo blog

boooom photo photography photographer holga lomo blog

boooom photo photography photographer holga lomo blog

Take a gander at the entire NYC HOLGA SET and be sure to look at the other sets as well – great stuff.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephaniekac/sets/72157604938961617/













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Jessie Cacciola

    LOVE holgas — need to get me one!

  • yea they’re really fun, i picked up a lomo colorsplash as well – lots of fun, although you can make one with cellophane and tape on a regular camera haha.

  • ooohhh! i am blushing to read that ! I am happy you liked my shots !! And very pleased to be featured in Booooooom !!

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  • Amy

    How did you get the red boarder? One of those little clip on accessories? I’ve got one and am waiting to not be a student before I can afford the cost of development but it feels like a toy camera – groundbreaking!

  • the red comes from light leaking in, normally you’d tape off the cracks so no light can come in – the appeal of the Holga is that each body will allow light to leak in a unique way and it is really a guessing game.

  • Holga’s are awesome. Using mine right now! Double exposures are really fun to mess around with.





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Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

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Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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