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the Morris Hotel

the Morris Hotel

If you angle your Holga just so, against the sun; if your distance focus is off and you have the camera set for a cloudy day when it is obviously sunny; and you E6 your T-64…. well, you might get something wonky and wonderful. The Morris Hotel has a lot of character. A LOT! I pass by it on my commute to work. It gets my attention every time. I want to photograph it daily - even though it is Reno's skid row. The other day I noticed there is a parking lot behind the hotel, but there are no cars in it. The homeless were sleeping there, on the ground, next to their shopping carts. I want to bring them donuts and coffee… and find the nerve to enter the lobby. With my camera.

vici This photo was shot on film. Taken by vici with a Holga 120 CFN (available in our Online Shop) loaded with Fuji T64 Pro film (available in our Online Shop) in Reno, NV, United States. These tags describe this photo: 120, e-6, hotel, sign, square, and motel. Date: 2012-07. This photo can also be found in the album Morris Hotel.


  1. dakadev_pui


    Love your HolGa shot

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  2. grazie


    very interesting looking hotel.

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  3. trw


    What a great shot! You've got a real winner here!

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  4. moodification


    Another beautiful album, Vici!

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  5. vici


    @dakadev_pui, @grazie, @trw, @moodification - thanks so much!

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  6. lazybuddha


    I see what you mean, almost a tilt-shift effect. Great shot!

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