Self Portraiture Portfolios > Light Up (Holga)

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Washed Away
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The Grace
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Framed
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Halo
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When using a Holga, or other toy camera, you are stripped down to the bare essentials. You, and a piece of plastic. No technicalities, fancy setups, or photoshop. It's just you and the film. One of my favourite quotes is: "Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess." (Oscar Wilde) I believe that experimenting and pushing the boundaries is the only way to grow and truly experience photography.

My tools and materials of choice, consisting of film paired with a simple plastic Holga camera, allow me to strip away the technical details and get to the ‘heart’ of the matter – the emotions and personal identity that I desire to explore. The images are thus imperfect, something that we can all relate to.