Friday, December 31, 2010

Holga in Texas

After two failed rolls and some minor cursing, I finally have a successful roll from my new Holga.  I decided to bring the camera to Texas because I am NOT a quitter (except for when it comes to Monopoly because that game is simply way too long).  I think B and my sweet nephew Xavier make the perfect models :)
You can check out the rest of the shots on my Flickr page.  Happy New Year y'all!

p.s. I think the use of "y'all" + the calf fry I ate yesterday make me a hard core Texan, don't you think?
p.p.s. If you don't know what calf fries are, look them up.  You'll either be disgusted or have a new found respect for me.

27 comments:

off switch said...

congrats on the successful holga roll! they all look so good! happy new year christina! xo.

TamStyles said...

welcome to the lone star state

Roosh Photography said...

Congrats on your successful roll from the Holga 135! Which film did you use btw?

Love,
Roosh

Down and Out Chic said...

Roosh- thank you! i used kodak bw400cn 35mm. it was what i could find at the drugstore :)

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

these images look like they're from a different time. so gorgeous!
j.

kate funk said...

Your nephew is ADORABLE!! Great photos and I hate monopoly too! haha Happy New Year!
velvet cupcakes

avant garde design said...

is that like when i was in colorado and someone had me try rocky mountain oysters? oh my. ;) fabulous pictures, seriously! and seriously...happy new year!!

ana b. said...

Lomography is always so saturated and blue but I love that you've gone B&W here. It's fantastic. And well done for keeping at it. Sometimes I develop rolls of film and can use only 1 out of 36 exposures. My favourite is the vertical one of your nephew holding the beach ball!

Happy NYE, Christina!

Baily Jones said...

Awesome pics! I just got a new Holga.. I am so excited about my new hobby-project!

Any helpful tips? :)

pickingwildflowersblog.blogspot.com

S and O said...

Those pictures came out looking pretty swell!
Happy New year!!
xoxo
Olivia

十十f十 said...

good on you to not quit. they look great. happy new year!

Claire Kiefer said...

OMFG! I just looked up calf fry!!! I think you might need to do an entire post on just that experience. I'm dying to know more . . . especially given that I will only ever experience the calf fry vicariously. :)

Down and Out Chic said...

baily jones- you're going to have so much fun with your new toy! my only suggestion is to make sure the film is loaded correctly and then just have fun. be patient too, it takes a little while to get the hang of it. good luck. xo

Rita said...

It's crazy to see people in blog town that you follow coming to your state. What area of Dallas were you in? I live by DFW airport so just wondering?
Rita

Down and Out Chic said...

rita- we're about 20 minutes from fort worth and about 50 miles from dallas. you live in a lovely state!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

so cute! Happy New Year!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I have nothing but respect for you for taming you Holga! I tried with a Lomo and did not stick with it...love your photos!

xo Mary Jo

Callie Grayson said...

great pics!
and I am so with you on the monopoly game, way to long!!
Happy New Year my friend!
xx
callie

Torie Jayne said...

★ Happy New Year ! ★
May all your dreams come true

Paris in Pink said...

Awesome pics. Love the old world feel to them! By the way, I am so enchanted by your blog. It's so full of inspiration and beautiful images. Off to read some more :) Hugs from your new fan in Paris!

xx,

Paris in Pink

HolgaDirect said...

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Keep up the good work!
Rick @ HolgaDirect

melifaif said...

Damn, I love you!!! LOL. My dad tricked me into eating calf fries at a festival when I was about 13....then told me what they were. I will never forgove him for that....taste like chicken!! LOL. Happy New Year, babe. p.s. I actually enjoy reading your personal things...cute fam.

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

Wow, fantastic photos! We have yet to get any of our Holga film developed because no one (I mean no one) develops 120 film in our city. Lame, right? So I will have to mail our film off somewhere.

Ew, just googled a calf fry! You are a more adventurous eater than me :)

drollgirl said...

YOUR
PICTURES
ARE
RADICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mustang said...

Glad you made it to the Lone Star state! The pictures are lovely. One minor correction: it's "y'all" :)

Down and Out Chic said...

mustang- ha! thank you, i've corrected it. obviously i'm not as hard core as i'd like to think :)

Bromeliad said...

Themz some nahce pictures, ya'll.

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