Archive for the ‘Holga’ Category

Hysteric ball

November 28, 2011

A freaky version of the beach ball, and also the only ball game in the world without any rules or purpose.

Gather a bunch of over-enthusiastic Chinese people around a ball. As the ball-carrier shoots it up in the air, the catchers will start running and yelling in all directions; not always towards the ball. If you’re lucky enough to catch it, you will be surrounded silently until you shoot it up for another round.

They played that for 4 hours straight.


Beach bum

October 23, 2011

You can also escape from central Hong-Kong madness by going to the other side of the island. Hit Shek’O beach or Big Wave bay. Don’t bring your surfboard though, for this is just a marketing name. The bus road is very cool, snaking trough the hills, up and down to the beach.

I used an ISO 64 (tungsten white balance) expired film. Expired films can give surprising results and a slight pink tint. But combined with the ISO 64, usually enhancing blue tones, the pics got a full pink tint. There’s a french song saying “Je vois la vie en rose”.

Beach toggle

October 5, 2011

Back to colour, back to Kuta. Meet mister & miss icecream. ‘Miss icecream’ is a triple exposure. Multi-exposure rocks. Not everybody likes it though. Twisted minds do love it.

The pics in this post were shot in the Holga’s 4.5×6 rectangular format. However, the last one comes from another film, hence the 6×6 regular square format.


October 2, 2011

Still on the same journey, accross Lantau with my Holga.  This time I loaded an ISO 100 Provia film. According to your film, if you under or over expose it you can achieve different color tones.

Bluescale yes, but … in greens!

a Holga in Lantau

September 20, 2011

Just shooting around.


September 13, 2011

Lantau island has a totally different feel from its crowded neighbour Hong-Kong.

Ingredients: a red scale film and a Holga. Set it up on ‘sunny days’ aperture (f/11) to under-expose the clichés and enhance the red tint.


May 27, 2011

At le Sacré Coeur at midnight, ghosts party out.

Shot with a Holga-like filter. The high saturation with burned whites and a bluish glow give it a spectral/dramatic atmosphere.