For me this project is a challenge to come up with unique ideas each week. I wanted to capture snapshots of the people in my life. The people I see most often (family, co-workers, friends, etc.). Instead of using an ominous looking medium format or even a compact I decided to use one of the most fun cameras in my collection: The Holga K205. For those not familiar with this legend in the Holga family, it is commonly known as the meow, meow camera because, yes, when you press a button on the front, it meows like a cat and has LEDs that light up.
I tried to let people know what I was taking portraits for this project and pulled the camera up at the last second and let it meow. Some people laughed but most just thought I was a nut case with a toy camera. Accurate description I guess.
Below are the results with Kodak Max 400 film.
The last frame was taken by my daughter because, after all, the camera is technically hers. At least that’s what I told my wife when I bought it. If you can’t blame gear acquisition on your kids, who can you blame it on?