We are often brainstorming new ways to feature cameras on our social media platforms. One idea we have had cooking has been to feature photographic books with the camera used to make the photography in them. Rewind to last week and we were making an effort to get more of the various books and publications we have available in our shop up on our Facebook store to give them greater visibility. One of our customers, Bob Gervais, has been travelling with his Holga for years now. He brings us the film for developing, picks out a few negatives, then makes beautiful fiber darkroom prints himself. In the past year or two he has then collected those prints into groups, scanned the print and self-published a couple of books. We have two of Bob's books of Holga photography. Both are firmly in the street photography genre, one focusing on San Francisco and the other Los Angeles. ⠀
So you can see how a number of factors came together to inspire this image. We love Bob and his Holga work. He makes beautiful silver gelatin prints of it. It is always nice carrying books or zines made by customers we know. AND we have a good excuse to make a photo of a publication alongside the camera used in creating it.⠀
If you are a fan of Holga photography, or you like street photography, give Bob's books some consideration. They are here in the our store or on-line in our Facebook shop.