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Holy Giant Holga!

Twenty times bigger than the original, the Holy Holga is almost as tall as person and is fully-functional! The camera is so big that one has to step inside to load it with photo paper and use a two-horse trailer and pick-up truck to move it around. This camera might just be the exact opposite of the Diana Baby 110!

For four years now, ArtsEye Gallery in Tucson, Arizona has been hosting Curious Camera—an event attended by toy camera/pinhole/phone photographers from all over the world. This year, they decided to build a larger-than-life Holga as a prop for the exhibition. Midway through construction, they thought, why not turn it into the actual camera known for its low-fi charm? And so they got to work on the Holy (giant) Holga!

The colossal camera has the same dimensions as the original Holga, except it’s 20 times larger (to scale). It’s so huge that the only way to load it with film is to actually get inside the camera and uses light-sensitive photo paper that measures 30″ × 30″ as film! Colored sheets are exposed for a minute while black and white photo paper is exposed for one to two minutes.

What do you think of the photos by American photographer Francois Robert? “I scouted around and in Tucson for 2 days making sure each location would have an easy access for the horse trailer and the pick up truck. The most challenging aspect of working with it is actually moving it from site to site. Luckily, the camera fits inside a two-horse trailer, though just barely."

Good thing the new Diana Baby 110 is the exact opposite. The mini version of the Diana F+ and even littler make of the Diana Mini fits is perfect for anywhere, anytime analogue adventures! ;-)

Visit Curious Camera, ArtsEye and Francois Robert Photography for more info. Sourced from Photo District News.

Stunning images in the smallest scale, that’s what the Diana Baby 110 brings! With two interchangeable lenses, this tiny camera will wow you with its versatility and introduce you to the wonderful world of 110 photography! Put it in your pocket and carry along to your photo expeditions—the Diana Baby 110 makes snapping up spectacular photos super easy!

written by denisesanjose

7 comments

  1. hollyelizabeth_

    hollyelizabeth_

    This is fantastic!

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  2. paappraiser

    paappraiser

    What kind of paper is this?

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  3. tomkiddo

    tomkiddo

    wow amazing! :D

    about 2 years ago · report as spam
  4. lomonesia

    lomonesia

    what type of the film?

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  5. itsdebraanne

    itsdebraanne

    the light leaks look like blue flames! (: love it!

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  6. janisthewanis

    janisthewanis

    I built this camera. We use Fuji Crystal Archive paper for the negatives. It comes off a 30" roll.

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  7. bkspicture

    bkspicture

    Awesome build, and article!!
    It this a pinhole? would guess that with that exposure times.

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