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The Holga Cult

by Betsy Moyer on February 10, 2008, no comments

A great solution for decorating your space with photography without it feeling like a Freshman Girl’s Dorm Room.

The Estate of Things chooses the Holga Camera

The Holga Camera emerged from the early 1980’s as a toy camera. Manufactured in China, its appeal comes mostly from the quality (or lack thereof) of the prints it produces. I was first introduced to the Holga Camera when visiting a little camera shop in Los Angeles. There was this gaudy display case filled with silly toy camera’s all decorated, painted and pimped out. My photographer friend explained to me the virtue of this plastic body camera and its massive underground appeal. I’ve since noticed its appearance at Urban Outfitters and several books have stuck out to me when perusing the little coolio bookstores about town. Suffice to say, it has a cult appreciation in the photography world and appears to have become decisively hip among the hippest of hipsters. (whatev!)

Purchase this inexpensive camera from your local camera shop or online. Urban Outfitters sells the Holga Camera as well as other fun cameras that produce fantastic frame worthy results. The Holga is a Medium Format camera and takes 120 size film which can be purchased at most any photo store.

If you are not the DIY type, you can shop ETSY Seller & Photographer Susannah Conway’s Shop titled UnRavelling for Holga Prints. Here’s a favorite from her shop.

The Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller Susannah Conway

And this is the result from the Holga by my Photographer Friend who loves Eagle Rock.

The Estate of Things chooses Christopher Alabada

"Eagle Rock"

 

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Betsy Moyer

Boyfriend's House Squatter, Thrift Store Shopper, Writer, Collaborator at The Estate of Things
Hobbies abound, but I’m more of an internet nerd, music lover and thrifty home decor enthusiast than many things. I’m into DIY and artsy stuff, color trends, furniture make-overs, and living out home decor fantasies.

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