:: The Holga Rebooted
Geeky Tech Info: Holga 120n with Fujiiflm 800z, developed and scanned at Indie Film Lab.
Chinatown serves as my rendezvous point whenever my pals and I have no specific place in mind to hang out at. However, my usual sleepy Saturday afternoon walk through Chinatown was flipped upside down when I noticed not only heavy traffic for a Saturday afternoon, but half naked young women walking around with half their tukis in the air! I put two and two together and realized a rave was being held at the Los Angeles Historic State Park down the street. Call me old fashioned, but it made me feel uncomfortable seeing these young women displaying themselves in that manner. Especially because Chinatown is a tourist trap and families with children are target audience. I understand its norm fashion for raves, but please, keep it in the rave, not on public streets where children are around. Just my two cents.
Unfortunately because of the rave, the usual free or cheap parking was jacked up to twenty bucks! Forcing me to park a few blocks away from the action. Which wasn’t bad because, after so many years of hanging out in Chinatown, I finally explored the Yale street side of town. No, these images aren’t from the ‘new’ side I explored, as Yale has nothing of interest to photograph. These are from the Old Chinatown Central Plaza, I took ‘em while waiting for my friends to show up into this traffic catastrophe. On a site note, this was my first attempt to reintroduce the Holga into my personal work again. I realized on the last few shots of the roll, the slide pointer on 16 and not 12, giving me double exposed images, completely wasting my first roll; a common Holga mistake. I was bummed because these were my last two rolls of Fuji 800z, which is no longer made. Thank goodness Kodak makes Portra 800 to supplement my Holga dependence.