I took a class on toy cameras and was instantly fascinated with the endless creativity and processes that toy cameras allow. With all the advancements in digital photography and technology people are losing site of the past and the simplicity of previous cameras. People now a days are spending so much time and money on technology that lets them emulate past photographs
The Holga camera is a medium format camera that is made of plastic and only costs about 30 dollars new. Its durable, light, and an outlet for endless creativity. It allows you to use filters, lenses, flashes and even does multiple exposures. To me, it is original ‘Instagram’ the square image format, light leaks, blurred focus and vignetting are all effects that people spend time adding to their digital pictures in post production.
You can check out the spec and purchase it here. It comes in any color you can imagine and there are special editions designed by artists.
Below are some pictures I took with my Holga.