Imperfection & Holga

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

There's something about imperfection that strikes fear into the hearts and minds of the current generations (excuse the mild exaggeration). In music, art, fashion, and photography; imperfections are often deemed as mistakes and I am guilty of this. With my recent delve into the world of photography, alongside my ongoing blogging, I found myself obsessing over perfection, focus and lighting...

Due to this, I've decided to push myself into imperfection through analogue photography. However, I am yet to complete an entire film and wanted something more instant (I'm already battling one modern-age demon, don't ask me to go for two in one go). Through research, I found myself in adoration of Holga photography. Holga cameras are known to yield pictures with vignetting, blur, light leaks, lens flare, and other 'imperfections'.

I went ahead and purchased a Holga lens for my Lumix GX1 from Amazon for £12.99 (found here - for Micro 4/3 cameras) and I've been playing with it for a couple of days now. Here's what I've taken so far around Winchester and London...


I have to say that I'm loving the balance the Holga has given me. It's reminded me that not everything has to be perfect, and if anything, some things are better when when they're not.

Cheers guys,
O&U.


4 comments :

  1. These are awesome man, it's nice to take a step back from trying to make your photos look perfect all the time.

    Sometimes a shot that you might think was a mistake can often turn out to be one of your most beautiful shots.

    Matty
    http://theunknownbrothers.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I agree completely. I think I hated half of these pictures when scrolling through on my camera, but I love them now. I'd definitely recommend getting a Holga lens!

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  2. Love this post, I feel like perfection is something that is especially prominent in blogging and fashion and it's nice just to appreciate that imperfection can be beautiful too.
    Martha xo
    It's in the Details, Dahhling

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    1. Thank you, Martha. You're right about the perfection in blogging. Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously, it's great to take it from another angle.

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