Archive for June, 2011
a few words from David!
Holga…wow, what can I say? Magic?
I got my Holga after seeing some of the incredible work some fans had done on Flickr. I did some research then ordered a camera and some film…couldn’t wait to shoot my first roll.
There is something about loading film into a camera that just can’t be reproduced with a DSLR…something about the anticipation of waiting for your first roll to be returned from Dwayne’s Photo that adds to the excitement.
Holga changes the way you think about and frame a shot. It teaches you patience. It has made photography exciting and fun again. Long live Holga!
I am a self-taught photographer, I have not had any traditional schooling or training.I was first introduced to photography by my father, Will Cox in the mid 1960’s. “Photography is how I best express myself, how I see the world. It allows me look at things in an odd kind of way. I see things different now than I ever have. I was introduced to the work of Nancy Rexroth. Nancy used a camera they call a Diana or a toy camera and the images were really interesting. I was also introduced to the photography of Sally Mann, I then wanted to incorporate the works of Nancy Rexroth and Sally Mann into my photography. I bought a Holga camera which is in the same category as the Diana and I really began thinking about photography. After shooting a couple of rolls of film through my Holga I began to put it together. I was looking at some of the photographs and thinking I have found what I really like. You can also see some of my photographs on toycamera.com, I was a featured photographer..
Thanks for looking,