Sunday, January 22, 2012
The Crystal Holga
I'm really jazzed about my latest creation. I call it the Crystal Holga, for obvious reasons. I literally covered a white "Casablanco" model Holga 120N plastic camera with rhinestones. I actually initially wanted to use Swarovski Crystals, but those proved to be too expensive and I couldn't find them in the size and cut (square) that I wanted.
Let me tell you, it took me forever to make this. Each crystal had to be applied by hand, one by one. This was the first time I've tried making a project like this, and taking that into consideration, I think this turned out pretty darned good.
I think that there will probably be a second model on the way, eventually. I have some ideas on how to improve this design and make it look even better. Still, for now I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. :)
And, this is a working camera. I haven't actually run a roll of film through it yet, but unless it's a defective camera this should crank out pictures just like any other Holga. I'm thinking of painting a Holga Flash white and covering that with crystals as well, so that it complements the camera...that would look pretty cool, I think.
I wonder what this might go for on Ebay?