Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Holga D

A friend sent me a link to the Holga D, a digital Holga designed by Saikat Biswas, an industrial designer from India. It has virtually the same visual effects as the beloved plastic and film version. But how is it any different than an app that you can download for your smartphone? Like the original it delays your gratification, but only how a digital camera could: by omitting the display so you have to wait to see the results until you can dump the files onto a computer. I don't think I'll become a convert, but it's a noble effort to keep the qualities we love about toy camera photography alive in a digital age.