I’ve found the ultimate recipe: The Holga + a boat ride = absolute pure photo joy!
On the day after new year’s day this year I had taken a walk down into Bristol town to go visit my favorite photo shop to hand in a few rolls of film and have a chat about getting some of my pics printed out again, but the shop wasn’t open! I was distraught! Well… almost… And I had a few hours before catching a bus back to London.
As ever I had my beloved Holga with me and I was down by the river taking a few shots when the ferry came past. I jumped onboard on impulse and was asked where I wanted to go. Turns out they do an hour’s round trip for just £6 and as a student it was half price for me! Hooray!
The boat was almost empty with just me and the two guys who worked on it and a whole load of chilled out reggae. I got a spot by the porthole which I thought would look great on my pics with the bright red edging. Well, the red didn’t come out but I love the circle effects on my photos.
I had a great time sat next to my porthole with my Holga ready to snap anything I found interesting. The thing that I really liked about staring just out of that one porthole is that the things that went past seemed different somehow because I hadn’t been looking ahead to see interesting things. My field of view was very narrow but that meant that I was looking at everything that was in it as opposed to just looking for the main sights.
Well I quickly ran out of film and asked to be let off the boat a bit early… I didn’t want to see something really cool and not be able to capture it!
So, that was my afternoon on the little harbour ferry in Bristol. Hope you liked it!