Toronto through the lens of a Holga
With the recent opening of a Lomography store in Toronto, I've been thinking about lo-fi photography a bit more than usual. Although I like to fiddle with film every once in a while, it's been ages since I've done so. I suppose this is a function of always having one project or another on the go with my digital camera, but I nevertheless feel like I'm robbing myself of some fun. To make up for this -- at least by proxy -- I started looking for Holga shots in the blogTO Flickr pool.
In fact, I spent some time searching for Lomo stuff too, but there was a glut of digitally filtered images on offer, which on this occasion wasn't what I was after. There's a sort of instant-nostalgia created by the leaky light-chamber of a Holga, and though I'm not a purist, I'm still not convinced that Photoshop work can quite reproduce this effect.
While not to everyone's taste, these from-the-hip photographs of Toronto strike me as the perfect topic for a Friday photo essay. Lead photo by sarnya.
Photo by Duchamp.
Photo by .natalie.
Also by .natalie.
Photo by moonwire.
Photo by Henry Roxas.
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