A trip in the jungle with my dear friend Holga

by , July 11th, 2006  |  Published in Archives, Reportage


All june I was away from… everywhere, lost in the middle of nowhere, a nowhere that looked a lot like the jungle. As it was more or less a photographic trip I chose carefully my cameras. And then everybody yells: “why Holga then!?!?”
First of all I do whatever I want, it is my trip. Second, Holga is my sweetest friend. Third, even with ants crawling inside, Holga still takes pictures, I mean, no worse than usual… No kidding, when you know that even the famous bic ball-pens stop working after less than a week in the jungle, you don’t want to bring along a camera with more than one button (which I did, I am not as stupid as I enjoy to think I am). There is but one setting you can “adjust” on Holga: whether you decide to take the picture or not. That you can chose, the rest is hers to rule!!

So here it is: a “preliminary” exhibition about the jungle boo… trip. Twelve pictures that I think will give an idea about the mood, the atmosphere. Twelve pictures that won’t show big hairy spiders, huge praying mantises, elusive flying space monkeys… Monkeys? Monkeys!!!!!!

I unfortunately didn’t see any monkeys…

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BOP is an association whose goal is to promote film photography. It offers each member virtual space for their online portfolio and also aims at organizing collective paper exhibitions and publishing booklets. All BOP members are passionate photographers who aim at achieving high standards for each picture together with artistic coherency in their exhibitions.

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