This past weekend I took my daughter to an art workshop at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. Last fall the Dixon planted 100,000 tulip bulps throughout the grounds. It was an amazing sight. It certainly wasn’t the first time I’d seen the tulips — I’ve been 3 times this year alone, and twice a couple years ago — but it never ceases to amaze me. As with the last time I took photos out there of the full bloom, I took another Holga. This time my cheeky multi-colored 120GCFN which has the glass lens in it. I know, I know… cheating. I did intend to use the original 120N but it had a roll of film in it that I couldn’t identify and I didn’t want to run an entire roll through it to find out it’s all black and white!
Also this time I wanted to do more double-exposure photography, but I wasn’t really prepared for it, so most of those didn’t come out. I really want to do more colorful and “intentional” double-exposures, but I need some props (silhouettes, alternating color patterns) that I can keep in my bag. I think I’ll work on that this weekend, so expect more photos. For now, I’m excited to share what I’ve done already. Keep in mind the Holga photos aren’t for everyone. It’s a toy camera with a single meniscus lens, soft focus and some vignetting, but I really like the results I get.