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Category: 2016 52-Rolls Project

Snow in Yellow Springs

This is my first winter in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and so far it’s been pretty mild. We got a little snow so I thought I’d take a walk and start my 2016 52-Rolls Project off with a roll of expired Ilford SFX 200 loaded in a Holga. The film expired in January 2009 and I developed it myself. Talk about out of practice! I hadn’t developed film since 2013 or so. Anyway, here are some highlights:

I call this “The Chicken Coop House” because it’s a house that started out as a chicken coop. Yep.

The Chicken Coop House

Snowman

The Old Union Schoolhouse

This time I’m using a Holga exclusively the project. I thoroughly enjoyed my year with the Film Photography Project’s Debonair. I love crappy plastic cameras, especially medium format ones. The Holga is always so much fun.

As with my earlier 52-Rolls Projects, all of the photos from this roll are in my Flickr Photostream if you’re interested in seeing them.

To 52 Roll or Not To 52 Roll

Holga Microclicks in Key West

So we’ve just about reached the end of 2015 and it’s time to think about what I want to accomplish in 2016. I have to admit I felt a pang of guilt for not doing a 52-rolls project this year like I did in 2013 and 2014. But ultimately I just wasn’t feelin’ it.

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Now the old photo mojo is coming back and I’m going to go for it again — this time with a Holga. I love that goofy camera! I picked up my first one back in 2005 or so. It was my first medium-format camera and even now I’m amazed any images come out of it at all. It just seems like magic.

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I was also inspired to go for it after reading Alex’s post about his 52-rolls project for next year.

52 rolls or bust!