Film Photography: My first roll shot on a Holga

I graduated college at the perfect time in the photo/video industry. DSLR’s had finally become the go-to stills camera, even to stubborn photographers who grew up on film, and they had just become the go-to video cameras as well. I’m a tech junky and computer nerd at heart so when I played with a DSLR for the first time, which is essentially a small computer, I was hooked. This has blossomed into my current career documenting and photographing athletes all around the world. What may sound crazy to other photographers who, unlike me, learned the craft only a few years before I began or studied photography at a prestigious art school, I actually have NEVER shot on film (aside from disposables). So for my birthday my friend Patrick handed me a Holga with some black and white film and said “have fun, get weird, make art.” So that’s what I did. I flew out to Los Angeles to embark on this new adventure with fellow photographer Keith Weiner and we both learned…and failed…and learned some more about the great photography past time of FILM. Here are some of my favorites from my first 2 rolls.

Venice Beach, CA

Venice Beach, CA

Federal Building in Los Angeles

Federal Building in Los Angeles

Conceptual long shutter drag.

Conceptual long shutter drag.

Surveillance in Beverly Hills.

Surveillance in Beverly Hills.

The Beverly HIls Hotel.

The Beverly HIls Hotel.

Pretty plant.

Pretty plant.

Me.

Me.