Holga Images

In 2003 I was asked to write a piece for Polaroid about the instant back they had developed for the venerable Holga camera. What began as intrigue soon blossomed into full fledge love and I photographed with it exclusively for a year. One small problem, I have never regarded myself as a landscape photographer and here I was confronted with images I liked just the way they were. Ok, I tweaked them in Photoshop and made them brown (I tried so hard to keep them gray) but for the first time I did not blend them into collages as I had always done with landscape images I took. The response was interesting, people responded very positively and it encouraged me to consider landscape imagery an essential part of my aesthetic. I haven’t turned away from my collage based painterly imagery but this work is now an essential part of my thought process.