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of the cheapest, lowest-tech film cameras he could lay his hands on: A Holga 120 CFN.

At about $47, the Holga is more toy than tool. With its all-plastic body shooting 120 medium-format film, the Holga makes virtues out of vices. Blur? Bring it on! Lens flare? The bigger the better. light, leaks? Fogged film is awesome!

"The 'mistakes' of a Holga add a unique, evocative dimension to an image," says Bass. "Modem tools like HDR are great, but sometimes 'old school' wins for its power to stir memories." —Peter Kolonia

Bass shot this at the 2008

Margate (UK) Big Sky International Kite Festival, dialing the Holga's lens torts

Landscape setting and crossing his fingers. Film: Kodak Portra 160.

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