Light Leaks

The Holga/Diana/Lomography toy camera movement has introduced many to film, in some cases, for the first time. These basic cameras, usually with simple construction and less than perfect lenses can create some very nice looking images. The cameras usually do not have a light tight film chamber. The little ruby-red exposure counter, coupled with the increased sensitivity to the color red of today’s modern color roll films, and you have, at times, crazy and unpredictable results. The Brownie Hawkeye has one of these windows. I usually keep it taped up with a small piece of Fuji instant film dark slide paper, and some black electrical tape. But, peel a bit away, and anything can happen. On this roll, the paper got a bit jammed on the take up spool. The take up is a 120 spool that I cut and sanded, to refit to 620 size. So, when I opened up the chamber, the fear was that the exposed film was lost. Instead, these wonky shots resulted. There once was a day where light leaks were something to panic about. Lomography welcomes them. These were taken on 4/11-

Providence Worcester Railroad Sign, Covered With Graffiti

Providence Worcester Railroad Sign, Covered With Graffiti

Railroad Tracks

Railroad Tracks

Elm Park Fire Alarm & Telegraph Building Window, Worcester Massachusetts

Elm Park Fire Alarm & Telegraph Building Window, Worcester Massachusetts

Elm Park Fire Alarm & Telegraph, Worcester Massachusetts

Elm Park Fire Alarm & Telegraph, Worcester Massachusetts

Lo-Fi Photography is very cool.

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One thought on “Light Leaks

  1. Digital users add light leaks in post processing so hey, they must be cool!

    My Kodak Tourist has some bellows light leaks. Not that interesting in B&W but now I’m trying some Fuji Reala 120 respooled to see what it does.

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