First Friday Raleigh- Holgarama photographs

VAE (Visual Art Exchange) in the Raleigh warehouse district, features select artists monthly in their Exchange Gallery.  This June, I will have to opportunity to display my unique Holgaramas photographs.  The film photographs were shot in various locations around the world.

I have shooting with the Lomographic Holga camera for years.  For those unaccustomed to the Holga, it is a medium format plastic camera made in China.  A junk lens, dubious craftsmanship, light leaks galore, and manual controls, it is a delight to photograph with this camera.

The continuous image photographs are created by intentionally under-advancing the film.  Doing this allows the next photograph to blend into the previous image.   By visualizing the positive and negative space I can craft a mental image of the finished product while I am shooting.

(Holgarama of the French Quarter- New Orleans)

This image above three photographs blended together.  However, these images were shot at three different vantage points on Bourbon Street.

(Continuous image photograph of Cambridge University- UK)

Shooting these images with architecture allows me to easily distort perspective.  In the example above, I took a photographs of the left-hand side of the building, the center archway, and then photographed the right-hand side of the college.  This was a long, straight building.  But the photographs distort the architecture and make it look different.  Reality?  Sure.  Just not what you are used to seeing.

Further examples are available on my website.

First Friday at VAE and the art galleries of downtown Raleigh is from 6-9pm.  Come down, have a glass of wine, and take a look at my other Holgaramas.  Hope to see you there 🙂

Ryan

R. Fox Photography

(919) 645-8345

ryan@rfoxphoto.com

 

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