Just because something is inexpensive doesnt mean its crap. Toy trucks that cost 50 cents in the 1920s now sell for thousands. McDonalds coffee stomped pricey Starbucks in taste tests. And Valley photographer Neal Winter uses cheap-ass plastic cameras Holgas to take gallery-worthy pictures. There isn't much attention paid to exact manufacturing specs, he says of the process. What this means is each camera has its own personality or characteristics or flaws.
Peep Winters latest pics at the Third Friday reception for The Grand Old Plastic Camera at Tilt Gallery. The show features dark, intimate landscapes taken during Winters travels through the Southwest, Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest.