Sunshine=Happy Aperture

Finally, after 6 months of toiling with the Holga I have finally discovered it’s one true secret: sunshine. It seems in the grey scattered skies and the beautifully light-polluted overtones in Eugene have hindered the magic of the Holga, thouguh I am sure with time (and maybe a tripod) I will figure out a way to get some good shots. I digress. After a trip to southern California with Scot, Megan and Noah, I finally got a roll of film that came back happy. 8 out of 12 came out, which is a record yet.

But wow, was I astounded when I got  this roll back. A lot of double exposures, some accidental, that came out so whimsically. No matter how rad digital is, there is nothing like those spontaneous and accidental gems that come back on a roll of film. The instantaneous aspect of digital has lessened the value of a photographic moment, allowing us to take endless photos without a care in the world. Enough ranting, though. These are some gorgeous frozen moments in time:

Megan with Martin and “the Neighbors” @ Coachella, April 2010

Slight hint of the front of my house in Eugene in there, too. Curious!

Holga 120CFN, Kodak Portra 120 VC

Group Shot in B-Boy Stances. Unfortunately, the one posed photo that we were so excited about was the only one on the roll that didn’t come out. Oh, the irony.

Holga 120CFN, Kodak Portra 120 VC

These two images overlapped, so I stitched them together.

Holga 120CFN, Kodak Portra 120 VC

Noah D. and Megan G., respectfully.

Holga 120CFN, Kodak Portra 120 VC

After 18 hours in the VW Golf, we arrived in Indio, CA at 3:30 AM. It was so disorganized getting in that we didn’t pull up to our campsite until the sun was up. By that time, it was far too hot to sleep. That day, Scot (pictured above) felt everyone and everything, and the Man in particular, was against us.

Holga 120CFN, Kodak Portra 120 VC

Bike tire and beer can. (And that one yellow tulip, that some scoundrel plucked from our front yard just a few days after this photo was taken.)

Holga 120CFN, Kodak Portra 120 VC

Sunny day in Eugene. Amy and my feet. View from the Monroe St. house stoop.

Holga 120CFN, Kodak Portra 120 VC

More pictures to come, because hey! It’s springtime, and that means more and more sunshine is makin’ it’s way through my camera lens. Yahoo! More photos soon. Until then…

Happy Spring!!!!


3 Responses to “Sunshine=Happy Aperture”

  1. 1 originaladam May 17, 2010 at 2:58 am

    you and your photos have crazy sunny steez – keep it up!

  2. 3 Stephen September 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Me need to see mo’ Holga pics stat.

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