Holga Madness

It’s probably no secret that I’m very fond of the Holga. Wait, isn’t the blog title even suggesting it? Right. Glad we straightened that out.

Anyway, things are happening in the Holga world. The company making them recently started their own website. Can you believe it? It’s 2009, and some companies still don’t have websites! Apart from that, they’ve also been busy cranking out new Holga models, and boy are they awesome.

The weirdest one is probably the Holga TLR, a twin-lens reflex Holga. How weird is that, some people don’t use the viewfinder at all, and now this.

(Image courtesy of Holgablog)

The Holgablog has some inside scoop on this beauty, but in general I don’t think it’s for me. The Holga is an extension of my eye, if you will. Call me a weirdo, but I even use its viewfinder, as far off and inaccurate it may be.

The other one, though not entirely new, really tickles me fancy. A wide-angle pinhole Holga that produces 6×12 pictures. Really, how cool is that? I fell in love with pinhole a while ago, and this one is right up my alley:


My birthday’s coming up, by the way. Just saying.

In other news, a while ago my good friend Marzena interviewed me on all things photography, coffee and cupcakes. If you haven’t already, head on over there and read it, I dare you!

My personal stash of cameras has expanded over the last weeks, I just got a Canon Canonet QL17 (first roll still waiting for development, if it works nicely, I’ll keep stuffing black and white film in it), a Polaroid Automatic 355 (to replace my 101 which is on its way to Korea) and, ohmigawd, a Polaroid 110B, my oldest camera so far, and nicely converted for pack film already. I’m so looking forward to playing with that bad boy.

I also discovered (thanks to Kai) what is probably the nerdiest film shop in Berlin, Foto Impex. I’ll see you there!

Also, since about yesterday I can’t get this out of my head. While you’re at it, watch this as well. Metric is my band of the week.

So, what else is new?


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