"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust

Saturday, January 30, 2010


     This was an image that I shot during my class with Michelle Bates entitiled "Toying with Creativity."  The class shares the same name as her book on Toy Camera photography.   I have really gotten into photography using toy cameras.  I had seen the class offered at Newspace Photo Center in Portland, Oregon while I was looking for a traditional wet darkroom to rent.  I have been having fun using my Holga ever since.  I have also added other cheap and sometimes plastic cameras to my collection.  Prior to discovering the plastic/toy camera craze online, I would often buy and modify other old cameras to make them useable.  Imagine my delight to find a whole community of people who enjoyed this strange obsession.
   I hope to post more images in the near future.  Currently I need to have an actual print to scan as I do not own a negative scanner.  I am signed up to take a class at Newspace at the end of Feburary on scanning and hopefully I will learn how to do negatives as well.


1 comment:

  1. I posted the wrong image. I had intended to post the cropped version without the large white border.