65 Years (part II): with the Holga

I made a decision to document one of the most important trips I may ever take, with two cameras: my Rolleiflex and my Holga. The Rolleiflex, I love, so that was an easy decision. But the Holga, I was not so sure about. I knew it could be wonderful, but I also knew it could be unpredictable, and I knew there was a chance that I might not get anything that was worthwhile. But because we did a lot of activities that did not make it easy to use a twin lens reflex (hiking, biking, kayaking) the Holga became my default.

And so, today when I picked up my film from the lab, I had no idea what to expect… and I had no idea that I was going to have a new camera love…









Here it is… simple, fun and wonderful. A camera that takes photos that make me excited about photography again.


About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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  1. Big Holga fan here! Great shots above.


  2. These shots are amazing! You have such an eye and apparently, a good partner in the Holga! Hope to see you soon.


  3. so, naive photographic question here, but did you do the overlappiness of the photos or is that something with the holga? The spirit of the film is just beautiful. As are the subjects. xo


  4. you make me wanna pull out the holga all over again. the overlapped negs remind me of a project ryan did with the holga years ago and we never printed ‘cuz we wanted to the whole strip printed and…oh yeah, love them!


  5. Wonderful. You have inspired and reawaken me. Really. Lov you Paige.


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