Polaroid Captiva
Polaroid Captiva
San Francisco
Polaroid Captiva
Miami Beach
Polaroid Captiva
New York
Polaroid Pastorals

I can't buy film for my Polaroid Captiva SE. Sure wish I could.
Copyright 1994 Scott Adamson
Holga Series
In the summer of 1994, I was introduced to Holga, a little known 120mm camera the size of a point and shoot 35mm. Made in China for export under Czech Republic registry, the camera is famous for its lack of sharp focus, lens distortion, light leaks and aberrations.

Images for 'Travels with Holga 1995-97' were all taken with my 'little Communist' camera as I traveled throughout Malaysia, Greece, Germany, Mexico, France, Borneo and northern California. From Chartres in northern France to Kuching on he island of Borneo; from the monument to Leondias Taylor along the banks of the Sacramento river to the infrequently discovered pet cemetary at the Presidio in San Francisco; Holga accompanied me and lent her unique perspective to my experience.

It's hard to take Holga seriously when you see her. She's taped up with electrician's tape to prevent light leaks; her take-up spools inside the camera are jammed with torn-up film box flaps so I can roll the film forward with confidence. The lack of shutter speed options (she's fixed at 1/100th of a second) and two aperture settings, often times mean I have to build exposure for indoor and shade work with multiple shutter clicks.

In the words of the Maine Workshop manual that accompanied my $15 purchase, I am either a photographer who knows the advantage of a simple camera, or just plain cheap.

You decide.
Polaroid and Holga Imagery