Toying with Toy Cameras: Holga 135

Last fall I unearthed a Holga 135 at the flea market.

For those not familiar with Holga line, Holga was a line of plastic cameras from China introduced in the 1980s and discontinued in 2015. Created to make film cameras more affordable and accessible, but became famous for their lo-fi aesthetics, light leaks, and ability to take double exposure shots.

This camera has been on my wishlist for a long time, so I was over the moon finding not only one of my own, but in good working condition at a flea market of all places! S/O to Salt Lake City’s Urban Flea Market for being magical.

Here are the highlights from my first roll. All photos were shot between October 2016 and March 2017 with Kodak Portra 400 film. Click on the individual photos to enlarge and to view more details about them.

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Hey there, I'm Ellen. 23-year-old film & gender studies student. Art house valley girl. A full-on Monet. I wish Sofia Coppola directed my life.

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