Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Travels with Holga {Debs}

As you can probably tell from the last few posts, the four of us have a bit of a love affair with our plastic cameras and film, and for me this love runs even deeper when I am away travelling and trying to see a bit of the world.

In February Dean and I packed our bags and headed over to the American continent to travel a little and visit new places. We started our journey in San Francisco where over 4 days we walked 30 kilometers up and down the legendary hills, visiting and exploring the hidden nooks and crannies of this amazing city. Sad to leave but looking forward to the next part of our trip we left San Francisco in Mooksie, our cute little camper and we travelled south towards LA.

We took our time. We love California. We ate a lot of food. We hugged the coast and we had the most incredible journey.

After completely running out of time, we practically skipped around LA to catch our flight to Mexico, a land of such colour, where we travelled for 5 weeks and included a week chill out stay on the island of Caye Caulker in Belize (where I watched Emma Case get married through Twitter updates)!

The colour, the sounds and the smells of these two countries will stay with me forever. Here is a little of Mexico to share with you....

I love shooting 120 film through a plastic lens, it gives such a unique, one of a kind shot. My camera has developed a new habit of kicking out 'fat rolls' at the moment so I am getting used to travelling with a changing bag so I can change over my film and tighten the rolls on the go. The light streaks you see are as a result. Love them or hate them they were a part of the adventure.

The joy of film and a Holga!


  1. ahhhh these make me so excited for my trip in March :)

  2. these are amazing, I love the colours in Mexico!

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  4. Awww, I'm excited to try Holga. Beautiful photos. Looks like you had fun. Looking forward to following your blog:)