Thursday, September 18, 2008

holga


My Holga just arrived in the mail! I can't wait to buy some film and try it out. Can anyone remember the last time they bought film? I can't.

Basically, the Holga is a really really cheap (in every sense of the word) camera from China that takes awful pictures (euphemistically speaking: "low-fidelity aesthetic"). Fortunately, awful pictures are really hot right now! I also wanted a Polaroid but the film ends up costing like 2 bucks a picture.

I know Holga and I will be dear friends. I also know that when I say "holga" out loud, it sounds like I'm about to throw up. Try it!

(click here for holga on flickr)

12 comments:

Poppy and Peony said...

Abby you crack me up, you have no idea how British you are in your tastes, looks, hobbies. I think you're in the wrong country my friend :)

Enjoy that Holga!!

shugee said...

ABBY! are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?! i've been complaining to nate so much about how i want this camera! i'm so jealous! now i need to come over and see it!!!

we went out on our 3 year dating anniversary and took a bunch of polaroid shots for fun. the film is definitely expensive, plus they won't be making polaroid instant film anymore after this year, which is really sad.

I"M SO JEALOUS! maybe nate will surprise me with a holga soon...just maybe...

also, that would have been an awesome camera to take the fair. who knows what crazy pictures it would have given you!

Abby said...

p+p: truer words have not been spoken. hows about you and i switch locations? :) you have such a cool life!

ashley: get one!!!! they are seriously like $15. then we can have a polaroid/holga date. it would be soooo fun!

Poppy and Peony said...

Holga girl: get snapping & share!!

I would consider a swap for a week or two, I'm quite desperate to check out Utah!!

:0)

brooke & tyler said...

I'd LOVE to see some Holga pictures. Update soon.

Bethany said...

Abby, only YOU could make a picture of a camera look good...

Anonymous said...

Really enjoy your blog! I have to ask you, where do you get your daughters shoes?

Abby said...

anonymous, you are so exciting and mysterious! my lovely sister got them in Canada at a store called (i think) Superstore. they are Joe's brand. cute, no? apparently the store is fabulous.

Abby said...

also, she wears saltwater sandals.

Emily said...

I'm really intrigued that cheap cameras are hot right now. Will you take our Christmas photo with Holga?

Anonymous said...

Those top pictures are good! How do you know about this Holga? AG

Elena & Alan said...

Oh, how interesting! You always surprise me with your hobbies and interest- so unique!! I can't wait to see the pictures!!