I’ve just completed the last module of my Fine Arts Intermediate year at university. For this our class was issued with a Holga camera each and 2 rolls of Ilford 120 B&W film for each of four weeks. Off you go, having never used the camera or the film before, out into the campus, expose the two films, 24 images, then come back to the studio darkroom and process them. Holy moly! There are SO many steps along the way where things could, and did, go wrong. But it was a great experience apart from the double horizontal lines across every single image, and masses of dust and crud to clean off the scanned negatives.
I don’t think I’ll every forget the first contact sheet appearing, like magic, in the dark room. Fantastic. All the images were taken on campus, this one is a double exposure, an accident, but I liked the result anyway.
How did I get to my age never having done this before?