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If the Holga camera is anything, it is unreliable.  From camera to camera, from user to user, from time to time, one is always in for a surprise.  I think a lot of photographers will say that letting go of expectations can be a stressful, yet therapeutic exercise.  The charm of shooting with a Holga is in the surprise of the outcome.  Lizbeth the Traveling Holga is proving to have her own thumbprint, as well as her own voice in the hands of different photographers.  Here is a glimpse of the Traveling Holga in Columbus Ohio in the hands of photographer Sarah Stankey.  I really enjoy the muted tones of the colors as well as the ethereal look to each scene and each photograph.  It feels like stumbling through the woods, traveling through a memory.

The Kindred Art TRaveling Holga Project with Sarah Stankey

Sarah Stankey and Lizbeth the Traveling Holga for Kindred Art

photo of trees in the woods on a holga by sarah stankey for The Kindred Art

The Traveling Holga in Columbus Ohio with Sarah Stankey

holga photos by sarah stankey for The Kindred Art

Thank you Sarah Stankey for sharing your walk with the holga and with us. If you are interested in learning more about our collaborative projects, please visit our facebook page here: Kindred Art

“Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.”
― Shel SilversteinThe Giving Tree
Alpana Aras, Storybox Art from San Fransisco CA with the traveling Holga for the Kindred Art
Traveling Holga project for The Kindred Art by Alpana Aras of Storybox Art in the Bay area CA
Traveling Holga Project on The Kindred Art featuring the work of Alpana Aras of Storybox Art
“The Traveling Holga in the Bay Area.  My theme for the images is shadow play.
The first set is with my “Giving Tree” that represents our mild winters.  The same wall will be a different picture in a few weeks.  We also took a walk in downtown Hayward where I love the afternoon light by the bust stop.
The second set were taken at home as I waited for a sunny day and my boy to be home. I love the light that streams through his room and was curious to see how the Holga would handle it.
The last set of images are with a model in San Francisco playing with the light.”


Alpana Aras // Storyboxart // March 2015

  • Shannon Wilkinson - These are insane! I love every last one of them and The Giving Tree is one of our absolute favorite books. I love that you incorporated it into your turn with the Holga.ReplyCancel

  • Gina Weathersby - First, if I didn’t know where you lived, I’d say you came to my neighborhood to photograph the first image with the vines crawling up the wall. I have it’s wall twin here;)

    All the images – so wonderful!
    The shadow play – the b/w is such a perfect way to show the tonal ranges.

    Beautiful work Alpana.ReplyCancel