Archive | February, 2012

Photography of my Holga camera

What’s a Holga?

What’s a Holga? And why do I use one? A Holga is a cheap plastic camera with bad optics. The camera uses medium-format film and has a few settings that offer the illusion of control but don’t do much of anything. A  plastic lens means that most pictures go a little blurry, and sometimes light […]

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Ansel Adams photo of trains in Los Angeles

Ansel Adams and Los Angeles

Most people associate Ansel Adams with the landscape of the American West, but it turns out he spent some time in the city.  The drkrm gallery is presenting Ansel Adams Los Angeles, a series of photos that reveal a prewar vision of the city. Adams shot these photos on assignment for FORTUNE Magazine in 1940, […]

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Detail of alphabet magnets

A new blog for the new year

A new blog for the new year.  Why not?  Quite unexpectedly, 2011 turned out to be the year of the magnet.  Although I have been making fridge magnets from my photographs for about five years now, the addition of alphabet magnets really clicked. The idea came to me at an otherwise unremarkable – actually quite […]

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