In an age when anyone with a smartphone and a steady hand can get a perfectly focused, well-lit shot, lo-fi photos feel a bit passé. But if Holga Digital has anything to say about it, blown-out shots with fuzzy vignettes are about to become all the rage on hipster Instagram feeds.
Photography is like anything else in life; there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. It just so happens, though, that in this case the wrong way yields way more satisfying results. Matthew Cetta has made striking photographs by abusing his film with everything from absinthe to turpentine. And you can't tear your…
For a couple of bucks you get an app that lets you churn out retro looking photos from your iPhone. Orrrrrrrr you bring some analog back in to the process with Holga's dope new iPhone case. It packs a rotary dial filled with nine plastic lenses and filters.
According to the most popular definition on Urban Dictionary, it's "what just about every scene kid and hipster under the age of 25 calls themselves these days. Many own Canon Rebel xtis and rely heavily on cropping and Photoshop filters to give their otherwise mundane photos an "artsy" feel."
For those unaware, Holga cameras are legendary, cheap pieces of crap—light leaking boxes with murky plastic lenses. But the quirky photos they can take are worth of their cult following.
Not only does it look retro-brilliant, but this Holga 120 can shoot 3D photos, thanks to its dual lenses. Each lens takes a photo, which are printed side-by-side and create a 3D effect when used with a slide viewer.
The White Stripes, a.k.a Meg and Jack White, have branched out from the music business to try their hand at the world of Lomography cameras. The result is a pair of branded, limited edition retro Holga and Diana semi-replica cameras that come complete with a cool look and a bunch of extras for photography lovers.