Liz Potter loves Holga. No, Holga isn’t a famous performance artist from the Ukraine. Holga is a delightfully toy-like camera created in Hong Kong with a plastic lens. Liz is refreshingly old school, as she still treasures medium-format film, develops her shots and prints her images in a darkroom affiliated with the University of Texas. She loves black and white photography and molds it to capture everyday life through the lens of this playful camera.
“Carrying my camera everywhere I go, and being in tune with my surroundings has given me a life full of spontaneous moments; talking to strangers, stopping the car to get a closer look, exploring areas that I never would have thought to go, engaging in life outside my comfort zone, and often being much braver than I normally would be without my Holga. The desire to capture something interesting overrides any shyness or fear and sometimes results in making connections that otherwise would never have happened.”
I can’t agree more with the sentiment. take a look at her websiteand see if you agree that life happens around her camera. I think you will.