shironeko holga 2

When I wrote about the Shironeko Holga, a few people asked if I could show what pictures taken with it would look like. I have uploaded a few to Flickr, & some of you may have already seen these. I really like this little camera! Sometimes there is a little vignetting (and weird light things, and slight fogging) , and I really like the colours, although the pictures here are mostly grey and earthy! That's late winter / early spring for you, I suppose. I have taken two rolls with it: one was ultra cheap Life brand 200, and the other was Kodak Max 400. I don't notice much of a difference between the two, but then again I seem to only have this camera on me on rainy days & at night.

It's a good camera to take to parties because people are fascinated by it and it has flash. I like flash with film! It feels nostalgic, as with disposable cameras.

(This picture isn't good but it was taken under an umbrella, in the pouring rain)

(Oreo nuzzles Geoff's old World Famous canvas backpack.
These bags are going to be all over Toronto this summer, I bet -- they're in the window of the Drake General Store)

Another great thing about this camera is that if you carry it around in your purse, sometimes your purse will unexpectedly make a cat noise. What's not to love about that?

Oh! Most cats, especially tough outdoor cats, are completely unimpressed by the noises & lights.


Dear everyone, I feel that I should disclose where I bought the soap, although I have some guilt about shopping there: Urban Outfitters. Clearly their buyers read the same blogs I do, because I saw these on many blogs a few months ago! I just wanted to mention this because they are cheaper there than they are on the website I linked to, although they only had maybe three of the varieties. Okay. There. I said it.

the snail and the cyclops: Oh wow! Your parents' house sounds amazing! I used to collect tiny little minerals and chakra-related stuff but felt too self-conscious about it.

Hello Lindello: Yeah! That shop you went to was AMAZING!

Kate: The opal is amazing! It smells really nice. It's a bit strong but not perfumey. Just kind of fresh smelling. I showed it to a friend and she could smell it on her hands for a little while afterwards.

Celine: It was so great to see you guys too! I'll be in touch soon re. Korean feast!

Sarah J: Apparently when wet it looks even cooler! I just can't bring myself to use it.

pumkyn: I don't think they're artificially scented, but they do have a scent. I think they smell nice, not too overwhelming.

SwanDiamondRose: Yes!

J.Loo: It really does. Pretty fantastic.

drollgirl: I'm glad you like it!

fraisedesbois: I find the scent very fresh & clean.

miss sophie: I know! I'm not sure I'll be able to use it myself.

danielle and dinosaur toes: Yeah, it really doesn't look like soap! So incredible. I know nothing about soap but I can't wrap my head around how this could be made.

broadcast.poulet: I posted where I got this at the top of the reply section. Eep.

jessica: Yes! Soap! Nuts!


  1. Hi Anabela! Thanks for leaving such useful comment!! I usually get my film developed at shoppers for 6.99 including processing, prints and a cd. that's the best deal I found so far. But you're so right about the scanner! I've never thought about that before. It's time that I make an investment on a scanner that scans film negatives. It'll save me so much money in the long run!

    Your Shironeko Holga sounds like so much fun, no wonder you can finish a roll so quickly!

  2. nice pictures, it has a very bright flash. kitty on the sidewalk, smart cat.

  3. what a great series of photos! happy times :)

  4. Anonymous30.3.10

    wow, i love how your shots came out. :)

  5. was blog hopping and landed in your fun world!

    love your pics! loving the tulips!

    i'm hosting a giveaway i think you might like-- http://tinyurl.com/gardenofwhimsey

  6. Ahahaha, that is the best picture of Oreo ever! And that second cat, I can't decide if it's happy or mad! I think I'd like to invest in one of these cameras, if only because one of my friends always does cat impressions and I think this would fascinate him.

  7. you make me want to use real film again. and i have a really old black and white polaroid camera and super 8 too. they shoot really beautifuly. i'll have to find them.

  8. Poor Oreo! I can see the stress so well even from a photo!

    I love the photos!