Travel Journal: Europe on a Holga


Shooting crisp, vibrant digital photos for clients day in and day out sometimes makes me crave a more raw, dark, vibe-y feel. I like watching indie films and listening to indie music, finding inspiration in the sense of being on the edge of something, admiring the unpolished and the perfectly flawed.

Whenever I travel, I take some plastic cameras along with experimental films like the Lomo Redscale film stock I used in my Holga in this series of photos in Europe over the course of the past several months. These images are a pretty stark contrast to the bright family portraits I’ve been taking in California lately. Their moodiness reflects some of that indie feel I admire in other mediums.

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Senior Pics in Los Angeles


If you grew up in the mid-west like I did, you’re likely familiar with the tradition of “senior pictures.”  When I moved to NYC, I learned that this trend isn’t popular everywhere, and since it seems to be longer-standing than say, the soft-focus, feather-boa-flaunting Glamour Shots phenomenon of the early 1990s, I thought I might explain for those who live in places where this isn’t common practice.

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