Frugal Film Project – Nick Orloff

I started July almost as soon as the calendar flipped over from June. My plan was simple – a roll of 120 Ektar in the Holga, using the 6 x 4.5 frame and get those 15 images shot processed and scanned as quickly as I could. 

Yes, I was expecting disaster – a repeat of the Zorki misbehaving or another attack of the clumsies when taking the roll out – but I shouldn’t have worried. 

The camera performed beautifully, ok, as beautifully as a Holga can be expected to perform. A light leak here and there, some vignetting, and that super sharp plastic lens’ rendering of the scenes I pointed it at. 

Out of 15 frames there are a couple of throw-aways, more my mistakes judging the amount of light than any fault with the camera, and a small handful that I’m quite happy with. Happy enough that I should start using the camera more than I have been. 

And not only does the image include some green – the theme for the month – but also sums up what I was feeling using the camera! 

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1 thought on “Frugal Film Project – Nick Orloff

  1. Fantastic photo! The nice thing about a Holga is the predictability. The shots are never going to win magazine covers, but they’re always going to inspire you, which is even better. This photo is GREAT! It reminds me of an article I read this past week or so on Martha Cooper, a lady who would go out shooting street photography around graffiti. Great work, Nick!

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