The best Holga Photos from Flickr-December 2008

It’s that time again for the monthly best from Flickr!

They are in no order at all, just the way I pick them from my favourites. If you appreciate any of the snaps, I suggest clicking through to that person’s flickr page to leave a comment and check out the rest of their photos!

My Rules for inclusion..

Basically any photos taken with the holga that I think either stand out, are beautifully composed, or even push the boundaries of the holga. Or photos of cute animals. I like cute animals.

So without further ado, I present the 25 best Holga photos from Flickr uploaded in December 2008…

My Guide by Red Holga Man

My Guide by Red Holga Man

Banzai Beach by massi_pugliese

Banzai Beach by massi_pugliese

CNV000003 by megan young photography

CNV000003 by megan young photography

Pilates ?? by HolgaTherapy

Pilates ?? by HolgaTherapy

The Game by kycamlewis

The Game by kycamlewis

searching for hope by microabi

searching for hope by microabi

Tatti Senna by Fabiz Rabbit

Eva and Adele by Sara Mazzoni

Eva and Adele by Sara Mazzoni

Ponle tú el título II by nikkaxxx

Ponle tú el título II by nikkaxxx

bichito []“]untitled by [] bichito []

untitled by bichito

001478-copia-- by Bruno Gori

001478-copia– by Bruno Gori

untitled by coquinete

untitled by coquinete

47850011.jpg by dogseat

47850011.jpg by dogseat

Smoked Sandwiches by roostercoupon

Smoked Sandwiches by roostercoupon

NYC Bus by Tanja Deuß

NYC Bus by Tanja Deuß

piscina by fabiobetelli

piscina by fabiobetelli

719 : Khao-Sok by nuoon

719 : Khao-Sok by nuoon

untitled by  duetramonti

untitled by duetramonti

Holga 120 S by dhpix

Holga 120 S by dhpix

Bright lights dark times by foto punk

Bright lights dark times by foto punk

Universität Zürich by Lavazza

Universität Zürich by Lavazza

continuiamo a riflettre by pieromeo

continuiamo a riflettre by pieromeo

coit tower by atomicjeep

coit tower by atomicjeep

Road Not Travelled by BrokenWing739

Road Not Travelled by BrokenWing739

untitled by Alphia K

untitled by Alphia K

So what’s your fave?  Any of the above or one that was missed?

The best Holga Photos from Flickr-November 2008

Every month I add about 50 or so photos I see on flickr to my favourites, so figured I would do a monthly blog post with the best ones in. Sometimes it may be a top 5, sometimes a top 63! This month there’s 39.

They are in no order at all, just the way I pick them from my favourites. If you appreciateany of the snaps, I suggest clicking through to that person’s flickr page to leave a comment and check out the rest of their photos!

My Rules for inclusion..

Basically any photos taken with the holga that I think either stand out, are beautifully composed, or even push the boundaries of the holga. Or photos of cute animals. I like cute animals.

So without further ado, I present the 39 best Holga photos from Flickr uploaded in November 2008…

untitled by skagerak.grl

untitled by skagerak.grl

deaf ear records by donnievendetta

deaf ear records by donnievendetta

keep hanging on by valentinaina

keep hanging on by valentinaina

Tools by Merlow

Tools by Merlow

sunset by 54tommy

sunset by 54tommy

Familky by plastikck

Familky by plastikck

leaves by kathpy

leaves by kathpy

Bobbi by levi hutchins

Bobbi by levi hutchins

Eternal Returns by kid ampersand

Eternal Returns by kid ampersand

and in b &w by manarolanapoletana

and in b &w by manarolanapoletana

Sea Forts (Holga) by doctor.boogie

Sea Forts (Holga) by doctor.boogie

Holga - Xpro - Dunny by ☆ Ambré ☆

Holga – Xpro – Dunny by ☆ Ambré ☆

666 (evil light leaks) by wikid

666 (evil light leaks) by wikid

Bird vs. Man (Work Series) by holly_northrop

Bird vs. Man (Work Series) by holly_northrop

Water Bearers by brix99

Water Bearers by brix99

Man with briefcase by christoper tracey

Man with briefcase by christoper tracey

untitled by vincent

untitled by vincent

untitled by donkeyshot

untitled by donkeyshot

Judendenkmal Berlin Schatten by Sonicwiz

Judendenkmal Berlin Schatten by Sonicwiz

Soft Serve by sonofwalrus

Soft Serve by sonofwalrus

Mr. Scott smiles by flifishun

Mr. Scott smiles by flifishun

Untitled by doctor.boogie

Untitled by doctor.boogie

beach food by mhartford

beach food by mhartford

Queensboro Bridge by missiletest

Queensboro Bridge by missiletest

Good old times. Orsara. by Anninainaina

Good old times. Orsara. by Anninainaina

. by Graustark

. by Graustark

untitled by Phil Sharp

untitled by Phil Sharp

Holga 120N X Kodak 100T by Francesco Mosto

Holga 120N X Kodak 100T by Francesco Mosto

i heart this image. so much. by manyfires

i heart this image. so much. by manyfires

Paris Whoooosh by p_a_u_l_o

Paris Whoooosh by p_a_u_l_o

untitled by Raoul Duke Otis

untitled by Raoul Duke Otis

Bed Stuy. Brooklyn. by Elizalice

Bed Stuy. Brooklyn. by Elizalice

Brokenstraw in the Snow in IR by eye of wally

Brokenstraw in the Snow in IR by eye of wally

branca independência by Mario Angelos

branca independência by Mario Angelo's

untitled by ~~Jen~~

untitled by ~~Jen~~

S/T9103 by patreig

S/T9103 by patreig

An army of three by Do you want to ?

An army of three by Do you want to ?

Wounded Warrior by Red Holga Man

Wounded Warrior by Red Holga Man

And that’s them all. Not in any particular order, but they are officially the best of November (so say I!). Which is your favourite?

The wonderful world of Akihiro Furuta

While browsing the Medium Format Flickr group pool , looking at the usual portraits that medium format excels at, a thumbnail of a photo caught my eye with it’s vivid colours and wonderful subjects.   The photographer was Akihiro Furuta .  The subjects of most of his photographs are his family-his wife, son, and dog!   The photos just perfectly capture the sense of fun the family are having while getting a good photo is just an added benefit.

On days where I’m feeling blue, I just look at his photostream and get an immediate pick-me-up.  The photo of the family celebrating the dog’s birthday is probably my favourite photo on the whole of flickr, there is just something absurdly joyous about the whole thing! His photos are not just happy-happy-strange pics either, his other side shows a sensitivity towards his family that feels rarely captured in this digital age (see ‘is a son a barber?‘ for an example.)

Anyway, not sure if Flickr allows linking to other peoples photos, but here are a few, I urge everyone to take a look at his entire portfolio, it’s brilliant.