Winter Holga 7, 2015

Karin Ott

Oh no! Did we forget to take the kid in for the winter?


The Baltic Sea, Holga 10, 2014

Karin Ott

This spring my family and I went on a weekend trip to Helsinki. More images will follow but right now I want to show what I got out of bringing the Holga lens with me on our day trip to Tallinn. I find I need some peace and quite to play with the lens but there isn’t a whole lot to do while crossing the Baltic Sea so here you are…

Amager Beach, Holga 4, 2014

Karin Ott

A detail from the vintage car by the ice cream van…

If you put a Holga lens on your DSLR you must forget about auto focus. In fact forget about manual focus as well. What you’ve got are four ikon on the lens, from ‘close’ to ‘mountain’. If you can remember the intervals and brought a measuring tape, you might the focus just right. If you are like me, you take an educated guess – if you remember. If you’re off – well, ‘blurry’ never looked so good 🙂