Pinhole photo of the printmaking studio at Southern Methodist University. 30 minute exposure on Ilford paper
I’ve been shooting paper negatives for the last few weeks and having a lot of fun doing it.
A paper negative is Ilford photographic paper as the camera’s film. That’s right, the same stuff used to make enlargements from Black & White film negatives. I’m currently using Ilford MGIV Multigrade IV RC De Luxe paper. Continue reading
Seriously, I want to shoot your wedding. But I only want to do it my way, with an army of film cameras. If you’re a bride and / or groom who would like some supplemental photographs of your wedding on film, then let me know. Continue reading
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Mr. Holga #Selfie 2015
I decided my next Death by Holga book project will be a collection of portraits. I will start by taking selfies and photographs of my family. From there I will move to photographers*, friends and co-workers. My end goal will be to entice local and national celebrities to sit for a photo shoot.
Why Death by Holga?
My passion for photography lies with the use of Holga cameras and film. So I will continue to do most, if not all, photographs using a Holga camera. But that will not be the limit to my creativity. I will use many different cameras in my collection including the following: Continue reading
Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma
I was reviewing some photos to post for Holga Week when I ran into this lovely shot of my darling wife and show* daughter at Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma. This image has all the qualities of a wonderful Holga photograph. It has sweet-spot focus, a blurry background, vignetting around the edges and a double exposure in the bottom right corner. Continue reading
Actor Peter Mayhew at the Comic Con in June 2006 (photo by Mr. Holga)
A long time ago in at a Comic Con not so far away … I had the grand opportunity to meet and photograph Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in all the Star Wars movies. Mr. Mayhew taught me a very valuable lesson that every photographer should know: always ask before you take someone’s photograph.
I first met Mayhew at the Sci-Fi Expo at the Plano Convention Center in Plano, Texas in October 2005. I had gotten into film photography about a year earlier. My primary camera was a medium format Rolleicord V. This was before I fell head-over-heels in love with Holga cameras. I was lucky to get any good shots at the time. My Rollie required lots of measuring, setting, focusing and a steady hand, so I relied a lot on a tripod for shots.
Before I actually talked to Mayhew at the signing table, I had set up my Rolleicord on its tripod and set the aperture and shutter speed. All that was left was a little focusing and a press of a button. Continue reading
Dallas, Texas (November 11, 2013) – Dallas Art Press, the publishing division of Dallas Art News, announces the long awaited publication of Death by Holga: 11.22.63 by photographer M. C. Roman. Death by Holga: 11.22.63 is a collection of photographs of the people, places and things associated with the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Friday, November 22, 1963. This JFK project, launched in the spring of 2010, is now a beautiful fine art photography book. The book can be purchased at www.dallasartpress.com or www.deathbyholga.com.
Click here to read the full press release on Dallas Art News (www.dallasartnews.com).
A post of the @MrHolga Twitter feed. Continue reading
Latin Dancers (photo by Mr. Holga)
I had so much fun going walkabout with my darling spouse and my Nikon D7000 with 35mm lens, that we ventured over to Fort Worth for a little antique shopping. The good news is that we saw lots of stuff. The better news is that we did not buy anything other than lunch. Continue reading
Toy Horses by Mr. Holga
My darling spouse and I had a rare day together leading into a four-day weekend. We made a date of the afternoon by antique shopping and having lunch at the Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. Antique shopping is way more interesting when I get to bring along a camera, in this case my Nikon D7000 with a 35mm 1.8 lens. Continue reading