Description This photograph was shot with a Holga camera which is a cheap and not so nasty plastic, medium format camera made in China. It has a plastic lens which gives a distinctive soft image and as it's not very well made (and has to be held togeter with gaffer tape) there are often various light leaks which all add to the lovely and individual appearance of Holga images. The 120 film can be used in a couple of ways, but I like the square format as it stands out from the crowd. One of the main attractions for me is being able to keep the information from the negative on the print.The film is processed at a pro lab and then scanned by me.
Sarah Franklin, Manchester Member Since May 2007 Artist Statement I’ve always had cameras and always loved to take photographs. I’ve had a variety of beloved cameras for the last 30 years or so from my very first happy snappy to my first SLR, a Pracktika, my much loved Minolta to the tiny Minox 35mm which I have just rediscovered. Then came the digital revolution and my passion for photography really took off with my love affair with the tiny Pentax Optio which I carried around in an Altoids tin for about 2 years until I needed an update. Then I used a Nikon D70 and now use a Nikon D300. I also use a Holga, a beautiful Rolleicord which I am still puzzling over and a vintage Kodak Duaflex for my through the viewfinder images.
I have a big collection of photos on Flickr if you’d like to have a look there too, I can upload any image to Imagekind for framing so just let me know if there’s anything you want which isn’t here at the moment. I blog here http://eyeshootphotosandfood.blogspot.com