For those unaware, Holga cameras are legendary, cheap pieces of crap – light leaking boxes with murky plastic lenses. But the quirky photos they can take are worth of their cult following.
Oh, and instead of a rear LCD display, it’s got nothing.
The hope is to add a bit of the energy and unpredictability of analogue back to the digital camera. And I have to say, I’d love to shoot with the Holga D for the barebones controls and interface alone. As for the simulation of other issues…like vignetting or blur…I’m not so sure. In analogue, physical distortions are charming. In digital, digital distortions are oft-cheesy. But maybe a brilliant coder designing just the right firmware could bridge the gap in a new way. Maybe we could discover a whole new series of unique quirks. [Biswas via KN via psfk]