i love plastic cameras but they don't seem to love me back.

ms. holga cooperating at kawaii crêpe with kd + kari

confession: i'm getting a little discouraged with ms. holga. i feel like every other blogger throws up their first holga roll + it's so beautiful i want to cry. roll three + four were kind of flops (understatement). and the thing is that roll three was SUPPOSED to be really great (mike + i tried all sorts of creative things like QUINTUPLE exposures), but it turned out to be pretty disappointing...

however! we decided the next roll couldn't really be any worse, so here's hoping! we shall tame the beast! i'll post a few more pictures from the two rolls when i'm feeling less depressed...

bon weekend!



  1. I'm so with you! I'm having the same experience with my Diana. We can't give up though. We're bound to have a good roll soon!

  2. i don't believe you, you are a well known perfectionist j.
    bring the pictures tonight, and kris, kari and i will decide! maybe your expectations are just too high?

  3. (i didn't mean "i can't believe you!" but, "i don't think the pictures are as bad as you think they are")

  4. I Love this picture!!! It's so beautiful.

  5. I think I may have already told you this, but here's my true confession: my first Holga roll was a TOTAL flop. Like, completely blank. So you are certainly not the only one. I found this website to be super helpful: http://www.squarefrog.co.uk/

    Good luck!

  6. It's ok: some of mine have been absolute stinkers! I'm lucky if 2 pr 3 photos per roll turn out well. It's an expensive hobby!! xx

  7. this one is wonderful though! i'm nervous to pick up my first roll! good luck on the next one!

  8. we will conquer! i have full faith in our creative ideas and problem solving abilities!

    ... if only it was as easy as Simeon's Magic Tringle.

  9. You can do it, janis!! I think your photos are lovely!! Good luck! xo

  10. Ooh, this could be posted by me!! Holga and I are definitely NOT good friends. I know that she doesn't like me because all she gives is super blurry ugly pictures ;-( :-)

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that your Holga will behave and deliver more beautiful pictures like this one ;-)


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