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I fear I am slowly becoming a camera collector!!  I LOVE them.  They’re such beautiful objects and the Holga, despite it’s cheap and flimsy exterior, is no exception!

The story of the Holga begins in Hong Kong in 1982.  Photography was a national obsession and the appetite for cameras at home and overseas was insatiable!  From within this world of manic creation and innovation came the Holga, a distinctly un-modern and somewhat prehistoric throwback to the early days of camera mechanics… but, typical of its era, made entirely of plastic.

The concept behind the design is so simple; a basic, inexpensive camera using medium format 120 film.  At a time when medium format photography was a very costly pursuit, the Holga offered an affordable alternative and so enjoyed a popularity explosion.

Classified as a “toy camera“, the Holga is almost fool-proof simply because of the lack of options it gives the user.  There are just two aperture settings and four focusing settings, making it a very unpredictable and exciting camera to use.  I have just finished my first roll of film and can’t wait to see the results!

holga camera

The unassuming Holga is here to save the analogue junky in a digital world.  It will reawaken your vision, fill you with joy, make you see beauty when you thought it had disappeared forever, and bring out sunshine on a cloudy day.” – Lomography

I’m so honoured to be featured in the ‘New Talent’ section of the February 2011 edition of the Photographer magazine!  I’ve had such great support from the BIPP so far in this photographic adventure and would recommend it to any keen photographer considering turning pro.

Special thanks must go to my dear friend and favourite guinea pig – Chloeanne – her’s was the first wedding I ever photographed and her gorgeous baby will be the first new born I torture with my camera in just two months time  : )  She has been very tolerant of me bombarding cyberspace with images of her beautiful face over the last 18 months and to cut a long story short… she is a star!

the Photographer New Talent

the Photographer New Talent

  • SarahGarrod

    Congratulations hun, your ability as a photographer astounds me at times and you fully deserve all the success you’re achieving. Chloe is a stunning model too – she should go pro!

    In the words of my nan (who for those who don’t know, Vicki photographed for her 60th wedding anniversary last summer) : “Sarah’s pretty friend from Parkgate took the most natural photos, I didn’t even know she was there!” (Vic, just so you know I’ve tried numerous times to talk her through writing a testimonial on your website but without much luck!! She is 84 bless her!) xxReplyCancel

    • Victoria

      Awww I love your Nan! Your grandparents are such an inspiration… so happy and still utterly loved up after 60 years.

      Thank you for your kind words honey, means a lot xReplyCancel

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