While working on a documentary project in Palestine and Jordan, I decided to use my film Holga as a creative release. I would wander the streets with my Holga tucked away and just revel in the beauty of an imperfect image.
A Holga is a $30 plastic camera that leaks light and has 3 focal lengths, so you’re rolling the dice on what image will actually be translated onto the negative. Which, if we’re being honest, is the best part about working with the Holga. After you take an image, you must release any attachment to the outcome because what the camera actually translated onto the negative will be different than what you’re seeing in your minds eye. And that’s the beauty of the whole thing.
All of these scans were left as is and show the artifacts of working with such a camera. I only edited out dust spots that occurred during scanning. Everything else is exactly as the camera captured it.