The Holga owns a place in my heart and in my camera bag. Sometimes I try not to pack her. I fail 9 out of 10 times. Just before leaving the house I get anxious and eventually I give in, throwing the Holga and more film into my bag and off we go. In October I took the Holga to London. This time my decision was not spontaneous at all but planned well in advance.
holga 120 GFN
Autumn is finally gone and days are getting shorter and darker. Everything slows down – including me, who seems to be the only person who enjoys dark days and the crisp air on a foggy morning. I even walk to work and back home more often than I do when days are warm and sunny. There are a few things I always do when winter arrives, using my Holga camera is one of them. This winter I decided to slow down in my kitchen lab as well: Hej stand development!
5 pictures – just a glimpse into what I’ve been up to the last two weeks: I managed to shoot some frames for Holgaweek, tried out a new camera and visited Vienna. Quite good for lazy old me.
I really like experiments so it was only a matter of time until I started cooking my own film soups. This is my very first attempt to destroy film: I washed Fuji Provia 120 with shampoo and baking powder. Medium format film is a bit tricky because of the paper and the size, but apparantly I was up for a competition.
When I visited Vienna in July, I brought my Holga camera with me. There was not very much time for an extensive photowalk, but I managed to take a few shots, wandering around the first district. It was a hot and humid day – and the city center was full of school classes and tourists. Not my type of an ideal day in the very heart of Vienna. At first, I went to the imperial palace and the park. The library there happens to be my old working place. Then I quickly escaped the tourist madness and turned to lesser known streets and hidden places.
Back in May, I visited Mallorca. The whole company went on a short vacation for a weekend – how cool is that? I took no DSLR with me, just the Holga and some rolls of film (and my smartphone).
I developed the first roll at home and pre-soaked it in warm water. Guess that’s why the shots turned out so blue.