the indian designer saikat biswas has designed this conceptual digital camera called holga d. my first impression: it looks amazing! the design is extremely clean and fresh, and it is just as functional as it is beautiful. the whole idea behind the camera is to make a digital version of the holga while keeping the things we love about the analogue version: the vignetting, the light leaks, the square format, AND the agonizing wait to see your photos (the backside of the camera is completely clean, with no digital screen).
another extremely innovative feature with the holga d is that the top panel can be removed and turned around, making it possible to switch between "right-hand photography" and "left-hand photography". on the downside I have to mention the missing viewfinder, and even if it would make the camera a lot more "advanced", I would love to see a feature where you could choose different kinds of film (color positive, bw negative, expired films etc etc). even the iphone has an app that does this, so it should definitely be possible to get a similar software in this little beauty.
with this hipster camera, make sure to also get some fresh clothing and fashion to go along with it!
Thursday, July 15, 2010