Holga Positives

I recently decided to browse the contents of an external hard drive I have not used in over five years.  It was like opening a time capsule of sorts. I came across not only a lot of photographs but also miscellaneous documents that are completely useless now but reflect my life at a very important proverbial crossroads.  Right now I just wanted to share a set of images taken with a Holga and medium format (120) Ilford film.  If they look strange is because a) they were taken with a Holga, and b) I never actually got prints, I just had the film developed and scanned the negatives.  What you are looking at is the positive of the negatives, if that makes sense.  They have an ethereal, old-world quality to them that I love.  They won’t win any photography competition or award, but I love them.  After looking at these scans, I realized that my Holga had a really bad light leak, I should have duct-taped it fixed!

House of Parliament, London, England
I’m relatively sure this is Westminster Abbey, London, England
A restaurant on the Amalfi Coast, Italy
Restaurant somewhere on the Amalfi Coast, Italy
View of Positano(?), on the Amalfi Coast, Italy
Ruined castle in Casertavecchia, Italy

  1. Paula

    Hello June!

    now that’s a true time capsule. Very moody. The last to photos with the water and the bridge could as well date back to 1910. 🙂
    1 year ago I started to take photos with a medium format camera. One of the best hobbies I have picked up ever. 35mm comes first.

    best, Paula

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