hi! um… I got reminded about this terrific blog through the filmwasters forum, where I’m known as jojonas, and I thought I’d give this a shot(!)
There is just so many talented holgagraphers on the blog that I’ve been content with just giving it a peek now and then to feel the inspiration.
I’d be honoured if I could join holgaville and I’m therefore sending you a photo that I’m very fond of.. I shot it last winter when visiting my home town up north in sweden. I really miss the winter from up there and this time I tried to shoot as many kicksleds that I could find! they really remind me of my growing up there.
I’ve been shooting with my holga since the start of 2008, or more precisely, from christmas 2007, I was really taken when I stumbled upon the camera and some example shots. suddenly photographing could be something creative for me! not just recording a moment in time but more putting a grand and a bit strange feeling to the shots. with how simple the camera was I started pretty early to explore how I could modify it to better suit me. it was a feeling of relief since I’ve grown up thinking that you should always be very careful with a camera. this was whole mine and I was free to do whatever I wanted with it and shoot whatever I felt like. I was a bit shocked at first because of the cost to develop and make prints -specialy for black and white! so I’m really glad that I now have learned to develop myself. I have actually developed this shot as well with a tetenal c-41 kit (the film is velvia 50 by the way).
so yeah, I’ve got more cameras than I can remember right now but I always return to what started this film photography craze for me, my beloved holga 🙂
/jonas soderstrom aka jojonas