Recently I shot a roll of 35mm in the Holga – I’d modified it slightly to work without the 35mm adaptor. Basically this meant shoving in extra sponges to make sure the cannister itself was sitting properly, and ostensibly also meant that the pictures all shot past the sprockets.
What I hadn’t expected was a roll full of really ‘interesting’ images (that’s the more PR version of it). Personally I think they look kind of freaky. It seems to be a roll full of overlapping double exposed shots. I know I did do a few double exposures, but definitely not a whole roll full of them. In fact, I can’t even tell what most of the images are, and I’m not beginning to suspect that it is actually the camera that’s starting to act up, and not bad luck (or my lack of skill).
Ok having just looked through them again I think I know the problem – I was shooting on bulb mode for most of the roll (accidentally) and that probably created the extra ‘light’ feel for most of the pictures. Note to self: remember to use a tripod with bulb mode. And forget about becoming a sniper.