Monday, 21 September 2009

Thursday, 3 September 2009

New Photographic Find of the Week

The DiHolga Archive

Students from Gorseinon College have experimented extensively with the Holga/Diana Cameras and have produced some exciting and wonderous imagery.

Drop in on their ever expanding and beautiful archive, you would be stupid not to!

Check it at:

Behold the world of Holga

If any of you have missed my rantings of the Holga/Diana Camera you are very lucky and at the same time missing a vital piece of information that could change your visual existance.

The Holga is an inexpensive, medium format 20 film toy camera, made in China, appreciated for its low-fidelity aesthetic.
The Holga's cheap construction and simple meniscus lens often yields pictures that display vignetting, blur, light leaks, and other distortions. The camera's quality problems have become a virtue among some photographers, with Holga photos winning awards and competitions in art and news photography.

I have been using the Holga for about 2 years now and although I had never really stopped using photographic film, this gave me the drive to extend its application in my work but also in my pleasure.

These cameras are cheap but obviously not as convenient as its digital peer but what you cannot overlook is the sheer aesthetic of the imagery.

So go on, grab a plastic camera today and snap away!!!