I Miss Holga
Are you a fan of Lomography in Facebook? You saw the word “Facebook”. Don’t worry this one’s not about that site again. Anyway, if you do not know what Lomography is—which I doubt—just visit this.
Although it’s expensive (here in the Philippines Lomo cameras cost about PhP 5,000, films with 12 shots Php 200, film processing Php 150) I still tried it. I have an orange Holga and here’s one of my favourite shots:
I got so interested with the pictures taken from Lomo cams. I liked it because it seems so natural unlike digicams. You can do a lot of things on it too; double exposure is one. Plus I loved the feeling of suspense since you couldn’t view your shots right then and there. It would take a week for LBC to deliver it to you.
But ever since I got busy and my money went scarce, I wasn’t able to continue using my Holga anymore. Too bad. Good thing Lomo started to join Facebook. From time to time, I look at the shots taken by different lomographers in the world. It keeps my passion for photography burning.
If you love something (or someone) and you can’t have it, world wide web makes it come to you. And as my thoughts went on, I realized even if this new social media is driving us faster to the future it also ties us up with our past. Old pictures and memories remind us of the good old days.