"Since 2005 nearly the only camera I’ve used is a cheap toy camera—the Holga. With a plastic lens, single aperture, and guessed focusing,
I produce pictures that hope to triumph over these limitations.
Whenever I’m asked why I take pictures with a cheap plastic camera I
find myself giving an answer something along the lines of, ‘Well,
aesthetically I’m conceptualizing an alternative to the dominant form
of image capture vis-à-vis the digital realm.' The reality is closer to
‘I don’t know,’ but the answer likely to be somewhere around the same
reasons that people fix up old cars, brew their own beer or play the
ukulele. It’s low art with outsized dreams. For my purposes I busy
myself with the simple practice of looking at the real world, imagining
it as a photograph, applying the craft of photography, and delighting
in what comes of that. Simple pleasures."
- —Robert Holmgren
Toy Camera Dreams: Photos by Robert Holmgren and Joe Reifer
Lucky Juju Pinball Art Gallery—August 1–31, 2008
713 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA [Map]
Opening Friday, August, 1st from 7–10 p.m.
The art show is free; play pinball between 6 p.m. and midnight for $10
Mike (Thanks to Joe)