Photography

Images inspire me, especially when taken with film cameras, and especially when those cameras are a little wonky. Since 2010,  I have owned two Holga toy cameras and worn them both out, but I keep coming back to plastic lenses because the images produced are fascinating to me. The unpredictable saturation (or desaturation) of color, the lens flairs, the blurring, and the fact that I can’t actually control the framing of each shot makes for a myriad of happy accidents. In contrast, I’ve also used a fairly reliable Pentax ME Super SLR from the early 80s; despite less exotic results than my toy cameras, I am attracted to the images I produce, particularly in low light. Both types of cameras give me endless color and pattern inspiration, while helping to keep one of my feet firmly planted in the pre-digital age.