Another new face in Holgaville today..Please read what he has to say about shooting with the Holga!
“I have been using Holgas for about two years now. What I like about the Holga is it’s simplicity and the fact the Holga forces me to concentrate on what’s truly important – the subject – without worrying about which setting to use or what the histogram looks like. The holga is easy to carry, I can take it anywhere and it’s simple mechanics mean that I can rely on it every time.
I photograph what I love which is mainly landscapes and travel. I have always admired the landscape artists of the nineteenth century who were interested in the interaction of light and form. For them individual details were less important than capturing the way light fell on a landscape and for me the holga has that same spirit; the way the focus falls off towards the edges of the frame is the closest I have come to replicating the atmosphere of some of those old paintings.
I now shoot almost entirely with Holgas and to a lesser extent other toy cameras (vintage Dianas, Lomo LCA, Vivitar UWS etc). My poor DSLR is gathering dust in my study – and will be for some considerable time to come I feel!”