The Krappy Kamera is in its 15th year at the Soho Photo Gallery and the theme is simple, you can only apply with photographs that were created using "equipment from the low end of the technological scale". That means toy cameras; Holgas, Dianas, etc. cameras that you can pick up at a garage sale or even make yourself. My image was created with a Holga that I have had for a few years now and has seen better days. There is black tape on the sides to protect my film from light leaks and apparently something inside it broke off so it can double as a maraca if I shake it around. Did I mention it is also a plastic (both body and lens) camera? Regardless of its musical talent and its ability to not shatter if I drop it, it is SO much fun!
This exhibition celebrates the excitement of cameras that people have written off as "not good enough" because they are not at the top of the camera food chain. I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful exhibition juried by Christy Karpinsky, the founder-editor of F-Stop Magazine.
I even won the People's Choice Award and won a GOLD Holga. I can't wait to take this baby out for spin!