In this age of high megapixel counts and digital perfection, the desire for a more organic, natural, and humanistic feel in photography is growing. Instagram is the most obvious example of this, giving users the ability to degrade their cell phone images using filters designed to look vintage or nostalgic.
The popularity, even today, of the Holga lo-fi film camera is another example of this. This iconic toy camera, originally brought to life in 1981, is an ultra-basic film camera with a plastic lens that produces richly textured, unpredictable images with a soft focus and occasional light streaks. [Read more…]