Thursday, March 19, 2015

Holga Week 2015 is Coming!



Now that things are starting to thaw and spring is just around the corner (yay!)  it's time to start thinking about HOLGA WEEK!  (watch for the big announcement on the site coming soon!)

I had so much fun doing Holga Week last year that I'm ready to do it all again!  How about you?  Well, I'd like your input on a few things...

  • Do you think we should have a theme? 
  • Or categories? If so, what would be your suggestions?  (Visit the Holga Week blog to cast your votes!)
  • Who would you like to see as one of the judges for Holga Week?

Leave your answers in the comments, or Tweet me @HolgaWeek (and use #HolgaWeek), Facebook me, or Email me.

Let me know your thoughts!

**ps: I would really appreciate donations to help keep the site up and running!  The link to donate is in the right column of my blog. Or on the Holga Week About Page.  Thank you in advance!**

Monday, March 16, 2015

Current Toy Camera Calls For Entry

Don't forget to enter these two well known shows for a chance to have your toy camera work shown in one of these great galleries!



Plastic Fantastic
Lightbox Photographic Gallery
Deadline: May 11, 2015


LightBox is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 6th annual Plastic Fantastic Show. We wish to stay true to pure film photography using plastic, pinhole, box or homemade cameras. No digital photography will be considered. LightBox appreciates photographic images made with plastic “toy” cameras and established this show to celebrate the gallery’s anniversary every year.

LightBox is very honored to have Susan Burnstine as juror once again for the Plastic Fantastic Show. Susan is an award winning professional fine art photographer based in Los Angeles who builds homemade cameras and lenses primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts and random household objects. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, her images are mesmerizing and dreamlike, using film with the purity of the process as a vital element, without relying on digital processing.

Click here for more information


Curious Camera
ArtsEye Gallery / Photographic Works
Deadline: April 5, 2015

The Curious Camera Event is a friendly competition calling on artists worldwide to embrace the unpredictability and fascination of photography using their favorite cameras. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will receive a camera, film and a trophy they can proudly display. Winners will be featured in our gallery exhibition.

Click here for more information

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ilford Film Survey and New Call for Entries

Hey Everyone!  Ilford Photo is running a survey for those who use film.  Please follow this link and help them out if you shoot film!

Ilford It's All About Film Survey


As well, two of the biggest and most well known international toy camera shows are now open and accepting entries.  Follow the links below for more information and to enter your best work!

Soho Photo 2015 Krappy Kamera Competition

Deadline: December 4, 2014            
This year’s juror, Miriam Leuchter, is the editor-in-chief of Popular Photography Magazine and is responsible for the magazine’s expansion into digital editions, mobile apps, books and DVDs.  Leuchter is also the editor-in-chief of American Photo Magazine and serves as a board member of the Josephine Herrick Project.  During her career as a journalist and photographer, she has had work published and exhibited in newspapers, magazines and galleries in the United States and Europe.  She has also juried many international competitions.



Rayko Photo 8th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show

Deadline: January 10, 2015
Juror: Ann Jastrab is currently the Gallery Director at RayKo Photo Center. The RayKo Gallery offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space and presents eight to ten shows annually featuring many nationally recognized artists.  Ann regularly participates as a juror and reviewer for a multitude of organizations:  the Seoul International Photo Festival, GuatePhoto, Fotofest, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe, Review LA, PhotoAlliance, Palm Springs Photo Festival, SPE, Filter, Medium, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the SFAC, the Academy of Art in SF, Artspan, SFAI, Click646, and Critical Mass. She has also been teaching at the Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media Workshops) since 1994.


And I leave you with a new, but not so new, Holga photo that I discovered this weekend in my archives and realized I hadn't shared it anywhere.

 "Abandoned Memories" - Holga double exposure.

Thanks for stopping by!

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