This antique emporium is on US-2 just east of Ashland, WI. The exterior of the building is a mosaic of antiques somehow precariously attached like a strange coat. I ordered a Holga from Ebay tonight and am having an old contact, Randy from Holgamods add the tripod mount, bulb setting, cable release, close focus adjustment, etc, in his deluxe modification package. Next I will have to purchase the film developing supplies I got rid of about five years ago when I went digital. While digital has allowed for very sharp prints, no chemistry, and no film, it has completely failed to satisfy my aesthetic side. Recently purchasing a Polaroid SX-70 and making Polaroid art again has been truly a rebirth for a stagnant right brain (my opinion). Michael Kenna, who is a master with the Hasselblad has a number of new Holga folios in black and white. The British photographer was always a favorite of my photographic partner. As the Holga factory in China has closed, the remaining stock is selling for a bit more from various Ebay sellers than I used to pay, but not to the point of crazy. I no longer have my Nikon Coolscan medium format film scanner, but the Epson V750 flatbed scanner is sufficient for Holga work and certainly does an exceptional job scanning the Polaroid SX-70 prints. I worked in the gardens tonight in 60 degree temps-it was glorious to pull weeds, see the greenery of the first emerging Oriental Poppy plants, and envision the new beds that will be constructed.
"True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive." ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.