in Jerusalem with Holga – plastic medium format camera
I don’t remember exactly why i pulled this camera from the dusty shelves (not exactly dusty – i said this for the effect of eloquence ) seems like one of our #believeinfilm Twitter’s community conversation just motivated me. 3 or 4 years pause on using this camera – i was really what can i do today with this plastic camera. too poor settings, quite a bit of options – very-very simple, but still – exactly this camera began my forever love to medium format photography and also pushed me to buy a Hasselblad – the one and only one.
the day was gloomy and Fomapan 400 was my film of choice for the walk – i had 3 last rolls of Fomapan and wanted to get rid of it completely. also i decided to play with a double (or even more) exposures – this photography technique is very simple with Holga – just don’t wind the film to the next frame after the click. simple.
When i finished this roll i felt that something is going wrong inside camera. when i opened it i found that the film was very loosely wound on spool and as result some of emulsion additionally exposed to the light when i tried to remove this swollen spool from the Holga. it’s impossible to explain the level of my disappointment. i developed this Fomapan roll in R09 One Shot developer with semi-stand process and found these dreary frames. Actually they express very well the rainy, windy and cool weather of this day in Jerusalem.
in addition i have one tip – the first rule for Holga photography – dont forget to take lens cap off, this time I remembered the rule.
enjoy the gloomy frames …
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