I had originally planned to do three mini projects or a small series of photos using the Holga 120N while in New York City – 1) The Oculus; 2) The Brooklyn Bridge; 3) Subways in NYC. Due to the lack of light within the subway system, most of those shots didn’t really turn out. I was, however, quite pleased with how the shots below turned out and fit my vision perfectly. The Oculus is a architectural masterpiece. Every inch of it looks as if it was meticulously crafted and carefully put into place. The sharp angles and soft curves seemed to lend themselves well to being photographed in black and white on a Holga.
My second mini series was on the Brooklyn Bridge. While I’m happy with the results I got, it really didn’t live up to my expectations. Partially because the process of taking the photos felt rushed. There was so many people on the bridge that it was difficult to stop moving long enough to snap a shot.
The remaining shots are just some stuff we came across that I thought might look cool through a Holga. I would totally use this camera more if I didn’t have to fiddle with taping it up each time I put a roll in.
Camera: Holga 120
Lens: Holga 60mm f/8
Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400
Scanner: Epson V850