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My Holga 135BC Review

Holga 135BC - what's in the box
Holga 135BC - what's in the box

I’ve had my eye on this camera for a while – like every Holga Nut I imagine… who could resist the temptation of another Holga, especially if it’s different to the ones we know and love? Unlike its big brothers, this one takes standard 35mm film and produces 24x36mm negatives – easily processed on the High Street.

I rushed down to the Photographer’s Gallery last week to get the Holga 135BC, and I couldn’t wait to try it out. But before I show you the breathtaking results, here’s what this camera is all about.

There are two versions: the Holga 135 and the Holga 135BC. As I understand it, the only difference is a pink sticker on the BC version, and the fact that BC stands for “black corners”. This one should produce stronger vignetting, while the non-BC version shouldn’t.

Although there are no clues on the package or the manual, it’s fair to assume that this little baby is made by Tokina in Hong Kong, along with the rest of the fabulous Holga family. Continue reading My Holga 135BC Review

Miami Beach Huts

Miami Beach Hut, 12th Street
Miami Beach Hut, 12th Street

Here’s a project Julia and I started last year: take a picture of all the Miami Beach Huts.

Shame neither money nor time allows us to go back this year and finish the series, but it’s on the backburner. Here’s what we have so far, all the beach huts from South Pointe to 15th Street.

I was inspired by these little pieces of art ever since I came to Miami back in 2001, and I always wanted to do this. Since then, the character of South Beach has chanegd dramatically, and it won’t stop there. South Beach is like Las Vegas: everything changes all the time. Gone is the slightly seedy character from 10 years ago, and in move the super rich (or those who pretend to be). Soon there will be the point where you won’t be able to buy a cup of coffee for less than $10.

Meanwhile, the Beach Huts have been the same. They stand the test of time and are the real Art Deco. Each of them an individual, and here’s hoping they’ll stay just the same.

Farewell, Beach Huts, and hang in there another year. I’ll be back for the rest of you 😉

Loft London image featured in Broadcast Now

3e0v8841-smallI’m very happy to see one of my images being published in the British trade magazine Broadcast Now.

Written by Will Strauss, the article talks about a new traffic management system for digital media assets. When Loft London started their website last year, I was called in to take pictures of their interior, the exterior (featured) and staff – and I’m delighted to see these images put to good use.

I wish Loft all the best and hope they’re getting a lot more media attention in the future.

MUST SEE: Pinhole Photography

You have got to have a look at Justin Quinnell’s amazing Pinhole Photography. He takes pictures around the Bristol area, with exposure times of up to SIX MONTHS with absolutely fabulous results.

His work is featured in an upcoming movie called “The Brothers Bloom” starring Rachel Weisz as pinhole photographer.

Justin has plenty of tutorials on his site on how to “pinhole” and how to build your cameras too, so it’s well worth the visit.

Pinhole photography by Justin Quinnell.