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Ken Nelson Via an Imitation Holga

Ken Nelson Via an Imitation Holga

Tres Piedras, New Mexico

Ken is the owner of the Pink Schoolhouse Gallery in Tres Piedras, New Mexico. It's more than worth a visit to the gallery, and although he seems gruff, it's worth it to make Ken's acquaintance, too.

Just for fun, I decided to employ software which can emulate film, in this case Kodak ISO 32 Panatomic X. The software can also make it seem the photographer used the junky Holga, primarily with it's ability to add a mild vignetting effect; I added some edge blur via the iPhoto program.

Perhaps I should purchase a Holga and some film. And then I could set up a darkroom in the bathroom, as I did a few decades ago, and purchase an enlarger, a print flattener, safelight, developing tank, thermometer, trays, chemicals, etc., and install a vent to carry away the fumes and add shelves and extra counter space and....then again, no. I think I'll stick with my digital cameras and when I want the look of film, accomplish it with software.


Nikon D300 , Nikon 18-200mm VR
1/20s f/8.0 at 65.0mm ISO 800 (post processing accomplished with Aperture and the Silver Efex Pro plug-in) full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Olga 16-Jun-2009 22:33
Omg, how poor is that? Nowhere NEAR a Holga. Buy a Holga and film >P
Jean Ray24-Nov-2008 05:54
I like this, Dave. I think the Holga-esque treatment suits him quite well.
Enny21-Nov-2008 09:51
excellent portrait, I' ve just made of my darkroom a dog room so let's stay digital.Although I do miss it a lot.
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