This post from the swell blog Moleskinerie brought some memories of when I attended the Center for Creative Study back in Detroit and I first used the mighty Holga camera…
About eleven years ago I worked at a camera rental facility that did a majority of business with the students from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Photography students can sometimes pay up to $250,000 in tuition, equipment and supplies during a three-year stint at the school. One day a student, Stephen Schauer the now director of the Getty Center Images came in and asked to use the shutter tester in the shop. He opened his bag and I noticed that he had about a dozen or so Holgas packed away. He explained that because the cameras are so inconsistent in their functions that he decided to test the shutters then rate them according to speed. In this day and age where cameras automatically focus based on what your retina sees and where images are auto exposed off of the light that is bounced off of the CCD chip
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