HOLGA, WHO?

TOY CAMERAS IN THE 21ST CENTURY Toy cameras, as they are lovingly referred, were first discovered by North Americans in the 1960’s. Originally fabricated in China, these inexpensive cameras contain the most rudimentary elements necessary for photography resulting in images full of distortions. So why are they still being produced and why are people like me interested in them? In this day and age of ever-escalating Megapixels low-tech cameras, such as the Holga and the Diana, are utilized specifically for the unpredictable kinks inherent in these cameras. Camera technologies continue to become more complex with every passing moment . It…

SALVADOR DALI in Florida?

So I recently discovered one of Salvador Dalí’s most important collections is housed right here in St. Petersburg, Florida. Sure, sure some “Miami-ans” might think the 4 hour drive is excessive to go look at some crazy paintings on a wall… but for those old-school folks, who still appreciate the first-hand experience of art, this is a true find. Given the limited nature of available art collections in South Florida (in comparison to major centers like New York, London, Paris…) this Dalí Museum brings to me a fresh sense of inspiration and hope right in my backyard- it reminds me…