Don’t underestimate the abilities of the Holga in mixed lighting that tends to favor the dark. Load your Holga with 400 iso black and white film (for this picture i used 35mm kodak c-41 black and white film). Then when you find yourself in situations where the lighting might not be so proper, but you have the availability of street lamps near by, use the light provided (that means no flash, you flash hounds) and snap away. the overall look will provide deep black shadows and deep grays which give the image a film noir look.
Let’s face it, film noir style portraits done on something as the Holga are pretty kick ass.
Summer is full of color so using black and white film might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet the summer sun works out beautifully on black and white film. Like to give it a try? I've come across the best light at the train station during rush hour!
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Each person sees the world differently. How we see things are affected by our feelings, characteristics, and background. Jorgen Axelvall, a Swedish visual artist and photographer who is currently based in Tokyo, captures through photographs what his creative vision sees. He recreated his world, even with card-sized instant photos. Catch a glimpse of his moody yet tasteful pieces.
Lomography Singapore plays host to Parallel Planets’ first exhibition, "Façades: Neo-Noir Portraits Exhibition," featuring all-analog photography: a sea of black and white film portraits. This exhibition serves as a platform where both local and international photographers can express themselves by injecting individual perspectives into their craft. It also encourages viewers to look through the lens of the photographers, to see the subjects as who they are – flawed, alive, and breathing – and to also see beyond the façades we all choose to don.