Sunday, 1 March 2009

Joining the ranks of the Holga owners!

I love quirky photography, and I especially love vintage-looking images with saturated colours and light leaks and maybe even double exposures. I've always wanted a Holga, but the 120 film is hard to find these days and the processing costs have always been a bit scary. Well, this weekend I finally found a lab who will process medium format film without requiring me to sell a kidney (these guys) and that was that, I was straight to ebay to find me a Holga. It's coming from Hong Kong for a fraction of the price lomography.com wants for one. I can't wait to get my hands on it! I used a photo for this drawing, because obviously I don't have a real Holga sitting in front of me... yet.

Hopefully, the images will turn out something like this Photoshop mockup I did earlier using a photo of an awesome Corolla stolen from Dave_7 on Flickr (original photo from here).


I'm still having tons of fun with the graphics tablet, but I'm not sure I'm approaching the whole "digital drawing" thing in the right way. For starters, I'm only using Photoshop because I don't know how to use Illustrator. And I'm really not sure about blending colours - I've been kind of using a few colours and blending them together using the smudge tool, but I bet there's a better way. I would quite happily spend the whole day experimenting, but unfortunately I've got a LOT of uni work to do.

And with that, it's back to writing about Chico Buarque and the history of MPB... sigh.

4 comments:

Rhonda said...

I have had a Holga for some years now and it is one of my favorite cameras. You are going to have fun with yours! Your camera drawings are looking great.

Sarah Ketelaars said...

i have a Holga and they're quite fabulous! Hope you enjoy it and i look forward to seeing the results. Your camera drawings are lovely.

Beth Baxter said...

Great drawing, at first glance I thought it was a photograph.

MaurĂ­cio Sapata said...

Have fun with your holga.. i'm sure next step will be to buy a diana as well...

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