The Pinolga is a pinhole camera made of cardboard and in the likeness of the legendary Holga camera. I hope you'll find this interesting.
It all started with the love that I have for film photography. Lomography is so far the only place where I feel happy to still find film; even though it is very difficult to find new film in my city, I was able to find ways to get Lomography film. With this I can say that I have found an interesting way to share what I love, and that is pinhole photography.
I saw a lot of people who have cut the lenses of their Holga cameras to convert it to a pinhole camera. It’s very interesting but I find it complicated to get a new Holga camera here in Mexico, so I had 2 options: get a pinhole Holga camera or create my own one that I call the Pinolga camera.
This is how it looks:
Back and interior view:
And yes, you can use 120 film to take 12 photos. If you can work a little more to keep the camera still when you shoot, you could get sharper photos. Here are my results:
I hope you’ll find this interesting. I’m still working on the camera by adding new enhancements, as well as creating a printable template so anyone can also build their own Holga-style camera, or the Pinolga.
Meanwhile, here is the post on my blog with more information on the Pinolga camera (in Spanish).