Sunday, November 29, 2009

What you see in Sunset Park: smoke stacks

smoke stacks, originally uploaded by htcoogan.

Holgas are plastic cameras that are made so poorly, light leaks from all sides. One really has to wrap the camera with tape (no kidding) to make sure the film is protected. The images that are produced from the Holga are pretty much a surprise and photographers call them "happy accidents" because the light leaks and corner vignettes add a romantic feeling.

Shot with a Holga, the imperfections in this shot are what help the image and give some balance to the simple composition.

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