4 In six years in london

the only roll they had


on a recent trip away i realised i’d packed the holga but no film! cue panic and a few moments of berating myself, then wondering where i was going to find 120 film in a tiny town in southern england. moments later, my worries were over as i wandered into a local photo store and bought the only roll of 120 film they had – ilford 400ASA black & white.

being new to this whole plastic experience, and having only 12 chances to get things right, i was a little more careful and considered when choosing my shots than when using a digital camera. there were a couple that i just didn’t get right, but some that i am rather happy with; like this one, taken whilst wandering the streets of east london.


angie muldowney came to london to hang out with me last wednesday and we had a lovely time first in deptford, then wandering along the southbank. she had a roll of tungsten film in her camera and i love the results. she very generously gifted me some expired 120 film so i’ll be playing with one of those next.

  • michelle gd
    23/07/2012 at 18:19

    love this shot…and love the story behind it.

  • Angie
    17/07/2012 at 22:35

    That’s such a cool shot – you are rockin’ that Holga! x

  • Bella
    17/07/2012 at 14:19

    Come on! This is a beauty of a shot right here.
    I want to play with my Holga now!

  • amanda {the habit of being}
    17/07/2012 at 14:10

    i love when life hands us a limited amount of time or snaps on a roll and challenges us with “make the most of it.” i’d say you did. love the softness of the b+w here.