I am honored to have Phil Bebbington share some of his wonderful Holga work with us..He tells us a bit about how he shoots…..
“I find the Holga easy to carry when home. Rather than lug a heavy camera around I can carry the Holga and not know it is there – The project of photographing old people candidly came out of a desire to take people photos and where I was at a certain time each day. I was working in Bath and finishing at 1pm – I wanted to take photos so as a bit of a game I wondered if I could take candid shots and if so just how close could I get. Old people I guess because the they sit still for longer, often are less aware of stuff, they had less chance of hearing the shutter when only 3 feet away and the most important thing – if upset I’d stand a good chance of outrunning them, plus, failing eyesight might make it tricky for them to identify me 😉 Obviously some of that is true and some very tongue in cheek!”
“I see the Holga as a nice foil to the SWC. That is tack sharp so I was looking for a way of creating different moods depending on what was to be photographed. The other thing is the swc is 38mm as opposed to the Holga which obviously has a standard lens so a different perspective as well.”