Holga: Simplicity At Its Finest
Sample of Holga Photography
I’ve been looking for a new camera for months…
I’ve been to every Best Buy, Ritz and Target in the area and tried every camera they had, however there is something less -than- artistic about a camera that takes a “perfect picture” every time. I don’t want auto-zoom, red-eye prevention or smile recognition. I want my pictures to have a sense of mystery, a certain characteristic that identifies it as a Bobby Rotten print.
I’m old school and I want my pictures to match my personality, so when I saw the pictures from my girl’s Diana Lomo camera I was instantly hooked and started doing more research on different types of cameras. That is when I stumbled across the Holga, a cult camera used by a global community of artists, photographers and thousands of individuals who recognize the beauty in the simplicity of this camera.
Known for its unpredictability and ability to be modded to take different types of pictures, the Holga has a almost toy like look, but has been winning awards for art and news photography since its creation in Hong Kong in 1981.
It only makes sense that this would be the camera that I choose to use for the next few months, until I move on to a new camera to try, so I plan on picking one up this week at my local Urban Outfitters.