Holga's view of Ketchikan

Hello!! So, you may know that last week I went back home to Ketchikan Alaska for one of my best friend’s weddings. (SO FUN!) There are SO many photos to post, so I’m going to break them up. This first one is through the lens of my trusty Holga. If you aren’t familiar with this amazing type of camera there is a photo of it too! It is made of plastic, and there are no controls for focus, exposure or anything really – it actually has to be taped together and pieces of plastic strategically placed to keep the film from falling out. (I LOVE it!!) Everything that comes out of this little piece of magical plastic is perfect! Check out these first few shots!

This is a fun overlapped image (three actually) of my favorite local bar The Sourdough & my favorite neighbor/ bar owner Larry Kubley!  (if you follow that link, you’ll see its a silly video from someone filming the bar!! It shows the walls are filled with fun photos of shipwrecks & fish kind of funny!!)

(Sometimes when the Holga owner forgets to forward the film you get overlapped images – hee hee)

I had actually never been to the Potlatch (another local bar) until this trip – and again – didn’t forward the film… Fun isn’t it?!?

This is part of a Totem Pole from Saxman – our Tlingit Village South of town.

(again if you look closely, you can see three different images)

I LOVE how damaged the Holga film looks – these are two more Totems, this time from Totem Bite (north of town)

Hope you’ve enjoyed this fun little Holga viewing…. stay tuned for color images from my favorite Nikon D3!

My trusty Holga!  =)  You should get one too!

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  • pullacreepMay 8, 2008 - 6:07 pm

    Love the Holga!!! I have been playing around with mine for a few years. I enjoyed your photographs. I have some documentary photo’s of the circus posted on my website, please check them out if you have a minute or two.


  • DurkinMay 8, 2008 - 8:21 pm

    love the second image! really nice shot 🙂

    good work keep it up!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda SheaMay 10, 2008 - 2:45 pm

    Hi, Barbie ~ These are wonderful! Ryan is in Juneau this weekend with his Holga so he’ll especially enjoy seeing this entry. : ) Have a good weekend…ReplyCancel

  • heather-one loveJune 5, 2008 - 7:06 am

    Laurel said that we should start a holga club! I love my holga! I can’t believe how perfect your overlap image is! I like to hand mine over to my little nephew, he always forgets to advance and gets some great overlap images. Fun stuff, love your blog!ReplyCancel

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