ok this is part of the film strip from which I have taken the last two images I’ve uploaded… there is actually a bit more on the strip but I prefer to just cut out the bits I want to use at any one time… and the is only the one lily growning in the drain and this is the sequence of two shots on the film…

35 mm film shot with a Holga that would normally take 120 film so all the edges and sprocket holes are exposed as well and become part of the image which makes a lovely frame for the main part of the photo… more interesting than generic textures I think…. but then I would say that…..:)


  • DragonFlyer
    DragonFlyerover 4 years ago

    This is so cool Juilee – so you even muck around with wrong SIZED film etc etc etc….. :o

  • yes it’s part of the fun… trying to imagine where the image is going to hit the film in the camera… dosn’t always work but when it does it’s lots of holgagoodness alround….:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • thanks Helen…..:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Cathryn Swanson
    Cathryn Swansonover 4 years ago

    There’s something about the richness and colour of film and being able to do cool things ‘in camera’, these are lovely Juilee.
    I’ve been playing with film too. I’ve always been a fan of these shots here on the bub, as you may remember, I tried to do it digitally a few times, but it’s just not the same is it!
    My fatherinlaw came to visit me not so long ago and knew of my new interest in photography, so he bought with him four box cameras as a gift for me. I’ve not had much success I’ll confess, but even in a blurry shot I got excited about how deep and lovely the colours were.
    Last time I went to get my film developed, the guy at the counter almost broke my heart by saying, well you’re not getting much success because box cameras belong on a mantle, full stop!! I hung my head in deep sadness and as I did I saw through the glass counter ‘a holga’! It was like a little fairy was looking out for me! haha I had never heard of them before I joined redbubble. After a few questions and finding out they take 120film, I just couldn’t resist getting one. I have a few little gems that I’m sooo delighted with. I’ve tried scanning to share, but I must be doing something wrong as they come up all grainy and kinda splotchy on the screen!
    Anyway, now I’ve got a bit of confidence using this camera, I am DETERMINED to prove the man at the shop wrong re: box camera, it’s my new mission! haha.
    Thanks for your passion and inspiration Juilee. Hope you don’t mind me sharing all that with you…

  • hi there Cathryn and thanks… and yes the luscious nature of film just cannot be denied… the depth and richness of the colour that comes with a good film is just on another level to digital… I love digital for it’s ease of use and all that but for anything meaningful to me … it has to be film… you can just tell I think…. so never let others put you off fooling about with film and old cameras… that’s where the real creativity comes in to play I think…. anyone can compile a few stock photos and a free generic textures but taking a risk with a roll of film it way better for you to really learn about stuff in terms of being a true creative with a camera…. don’t stop and have loads and loads of fun with your Holga… fabulous little things they are…..:)

    – Juilee Pryor

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