Thinking about Holgas with respect to the last post on Gustavo Lozano, I remembered liking the work of Claudia Presentado, also done with a Holga. I met Claudia while participating in the portfolio reviews at the Festival de la Luz last August. At the time she didn’t have a website but I just googled her and discovered that she’s uploaded a couple of series to her flickr account.
The first series, Conurbano, deals with the suburbs of Buenos Aires [you will have probably noticed that I will link to just about any work about the suburbs of Buenos Aires]. Using a $20 camera makes sense in dangerous areas. I like the whimsical things Presentado finds.
Also viewable is another series, Flores Verdes, which depicts trees and flowers.
I really like how the Holga renders leaves and branches. I’m a huge fan, for instance of Joseph Zorn’s work on Flickr. It’s springtime in Buenos Aires and the Jacaranda trees are in full-flower. Looking at Presentado’s foliage photos makes me want to stop writing blog posts and go out and take pictures.