Who is Holga? Holga is my new friend. Holga is small, compact and likes to travel with me. Holga is very simple, though. Holga doesn’t think. Who is Holga? No: WHAT is Holga is a better question. Holga is a plastic medium format camera. Really horrible quality, but great, artistic uniqueness on the film: light leaks, distorted plastic lenses… all kinds of fun. I’m trying this one out for the first time here in Portland. I’ve never actually used medium format (120) film and I thought it would be expensive, but it’s actually pretty cheap unless you get the professional stuff. I got a plain roll of black & white and loaded it up.

As you can see, the features of this camera are quite simple. This window is showing the number “7” upside-down since I’m about to take picture seven. I missed the first exposure since the “1” didn’t look like “1” but instead looked like a line. So, next time, I’ll know what to look for. I can’t wait to see what these pictures look like.

One thought on “Holga!”

  1. I have an old Zeiss Folder 120 camera. I used it on photography projects when I was a kid, but haven”t shot much with it recently (ok, so I haven”t shot anything on it in 20 years).


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