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Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by rustyair, Jan 31, 2013.
Is there a famous photographer using a holga? Thanks,
Michael Kenna. Keith Carter.
Not sure if he his famous but The Last Harvest by Perry Dilbeck is quite wonderful. All shot with a holga. Not sure if he has a website. Actually found it.
One of the left-leaning US magazines had an article on the republican party taken entirely on a Holga to indicate being out of touch.
Not sure what qualifies as famous, but here are a few I know about:
http://marksinkphotography.blogspot.com and http://www.gallerysink.com/marksink/faces_frameset.html (Mark Sink-uses a Diana)
Search your question on the internet too...I'm sure you'll find tons more.
i forget his name, but a couple of years ago I saw a picture in newsweek that just screamed "HOLGA" and it was shot in combat in Afghanistan. I checked around and found him on a Holga chat list and he confirmed that he uses a holga while covering the war as well as lesser cameras.
whats "lesser" than a holga? LOL
Beer can + magnifying lens.
I dunno they make some really nice glass for magnifying lenses... even that might be better ... hehe
OK Coldeye, think I've one even more fun....how's about an egg + liquid light camera?
Still better than a holga.. in fact super awesomely better because it comes with protein!
In the '70s, Nancy Rexroth used an original Diana. I don't know if Holgas even existed.
(select 'view exhibition' to see images)
And of course so much of the 'art' work from the late 1800s and early 1900s had many of the qualities of Holga work.
Although she uses a lot of different cameras, Sylvia Plachy uses Holgas, too.
Yes, Wolfgang is so great in darkroom printing that he does not need better camera than a holga .
Michael Kenna has already been said a couple of times but here's a link: http://www.holgadirect.com/holgadirect-interview-michael-kenna/
And here's David Burnett and some others: http://www.holgainspire.com
magnifying glass makes a great lens
he uses Holga AND Hasselblad - it depends....
"Lesser" would be the mother of Holga: The Diana...
I love my Dianas. I use them much more often than my Holgas.
I thought I saw a comparison on here between a Hasselblad and a Holga actually, and the guy was saying that the center of the image from the Holga was as sharp as the Hasselblad
Haha I would love if that were true, then I could really make fun of Hassy owners for spending too much, now if they would only compare Leica's to Holga's that would be the ultimate burn! haha
hah, keep in mind I said just the center though. the plastic lens is surprisingly sharp where it wants to be.