Archive for the ‘Holga’ Category

Tue 22 Jun 2010 7:09 am   //   Posted in: Holga, Photos

Photo: Sbarro, Times Square

Shot with a Diana F+. June 6, 2010.

Sat 17 Apr 2010 5:37 pm   //   Posted in: Holga, Photos, Travel

Toy camera photos of Vegas

I shot my first 2 rolls of film with a Diana+ camera earlier this week in Las Vegas. I’m still getting the hang of it, but here’s a selection of shots that turned out.

Planet Hollywood, double exposure


Mon 22 Feb 2010 10:45 pm   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Holga, Photos

Six Holga photos of Brooklyn in winter

Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building (a.k.a. One Hanson Place), downtown


Thu 17 Sep 2009 9:00 am   //   Posted in: Bicycles, Holga

Holga photos from a New Jersey bike ride

Note: I’m riding in the Bike MS ride on October 4 (info) and so every post this week is about biking!

I had to break the law to get these pictures. I’ll explain in a moment…

Meadowlands Xanadu, East Rutherford

Meadowlands Xanadu, East Rutherford

I’ve written before about Meadowlands Xanadu, the ginormous mall under construction in New Jersey. I’m fascinated by this brash, misbegotten project. It’s shockingly ugly, it has absolutely no interaction with the space surrounding it, and it has an indoor ski slope.

On Labor Day, I decided to see if it was possible to ride my bike from Brooklyn to Xanadu. According to Google Maps, it was 27 miles each way via the back roads. Totally doable. Off I went.


Fri 26 Jun 2009 12:00 pm   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Holga, Photos, Transit

D Train


A few Holga photos along the New York City subway’s West End Line. Shot last Sunday in Brooklyn.


Mon 27 Apr 2009 12:00 pm   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Holga, Photos

Holga photos of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge

Shot these on a bike ride last weekend…


Fri 21 Nov 2008 7:15 am   //   Posted in: Holga, Transit

This is the last stop on this train

Following up on my post from Tuesday, here are the proposed subway cuts announced in an MTA press release yesterday:

  • Route modifications – shorten G, operate N via Manhattan Bridge late nights, eliminate W and extend Q to Astoria, operate M to Broad rush hours, eliminate Z, add J local service.
  • Increased headways and loading guidelines during non-rush hours – headways increase from 8 to 10 minutes on ADEFGJMNQR on Saturdays and the ADEFGNQR on Sundays; headways increase from 20 to 30 minutes from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.

MTA also wants to cut some low-ridership/redundant bus service, eliminate jobs (management, station booth managers) and cut back on (ugh) cleaning. The MTA’s budget presentation says they are trying to make budget and still: “Fulfill fundamental mission of getting people where they need to go.”

Okay, let’s talk about the cuts. As I wrote earlier, we’ll be fine without the W and Z. I hadn’t considered the possibility that they would run the Q all the way out to Astoria once they kill the W, but that’s a good solution. Confirmed that they want to stop running the M all the way to south Brooklyn during rush hours, which is a bummer. The R train is going to get crowded. And the G… [long silence]… That poor train…

Most serious is increasing the overnight space between trains from 20 to 30 minutes. Psychologically, there’s a huge difference between waiting 19 minutes for a train and waiting 29 minutes. We’ll have to start carrying timetables for the subway!

About once a month I end up taking the subway during those hazy hours between 2 and 5 a.m. (heading home after parties, or heading out to an airport or Penn Station early in the morning). During the pre-dawn hours, most of the people riding the train here in Brooklyn are working-class immigrants on their way to work. Anybody who works that hard deserves a break. A functional, round-the-clock public transit system is one of the few breaks they get in this hard city. If we’re pinching pennies, let’s find another service to cut.

(Thanks to Jeremy for the tip.)

Thu 16 Oct 2008 8:00 am   //   Posted in: Holga, Photos

My quiet neighbors

Holga photos of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn:

GreenWood Cemetery Holga photo

Green-Wood Cemetery Holga photo

Greenwood Cemetery Holga photo

Green-Wood Cemetery Holga photo

Mon 25 Aug 2008 12:00 pm   //   Posted in: Holga, Photos

Queens, distressed

Expired film, cheap plastic camera, rusty Worlds Fair site, abandoned parkway, really bad scans:

Fri 4 Jul 2008 6:36 am   //   Posted in: Holga, Photos

Happy Independence Day

Coney Island beach Holga

Coney Island, 2008