Holga Cameras—When Shoddiness Has a Quality All Its Own

Here is a gallery of Holga photography. Some are rather charming.


In a universe far far away, there existed a Soviet equivalent of the Holga (or, according to some, the Diana). They took shoddiness to a whole other level :wink:


Almost entirely made of cheap socialist plastic, it’s gained a bit of a cult following amongst lomography practitioners

And believe it or not, you could still find them on ebay to this day

Somewhat more fortunate comrades would have enjoyed the better quality compact Smena camera models

And only a few would get a chance to use the higher quality Zenith SLRs.