Why Holga?

Why shoot with a holga when you can get the same effect digitally? 

Shooting with a Holga camera challenges me as a photographer. There are no light meters, no focussing ring, and a fixed aperture.  I'm forced to gauge the light and focal distance on my own.  It's just me,  a sheet of film, and the adventurous approach of working with light. Being a photographer is very much about controlling the outcome of the exposure. This process allows me to break free from that process and approach the photograph as a piece of art, born out of experimentation.  There is no digital manipulation of any kind. I shoot with Provia and Velvia slide film and cross process to get the unconventional colors. 

Shooting with a Holga camera challenges me as a photographer. There are no light meters, no focussing ring, and a fixed aperture.  I'm forced to gauge the light and focal distance on my own.  It's just me,  a sheet of film, and the adventurous approach of working with light. Being a photographer is very much about controlling the outcome of the exposure. This process allows me to break free from that process and approach the photograph as a piece of art, born out of experimentation. 

There is no digital manipulation of any kind. I shoot with Provia and Velvia slide film and cross process to get the unconventional colors.