Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Plastic Surgery 

Wednesday, Feb 24 2010
The Holga is the Rocky Horror Picture Show of cameras. Both are cheap and seem like they could fall apart at any minute, yet hold images and tell stories of enduring beauty and deathless, cultworthy absurdity. At the “International Juried Plastic Camera Show,” the Holga and its toyish brethren are celebrated properly; unwashed hordes submitted snaps, and the jury chose the best of them. Less than 100 Holgas remain, but oh, how gloriously high-resolution and low-tech they are! Plastic cameras tend to leak light all over film and misfocus parts of any given image. This would be cause for alarm if you had paid more than $25 for your camera, but here, the artist’s combination of luck and tolerance of the imperfect is tantamount to skill. The fact that most of the contributors also have skill is just the eyeliner on Dr. Frank N. Furter.
Feb. 26-April 17, 2010

About The Author

Hiya Swanhuyser


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"