NYTs: High Balinese Ritual, Low Holga Technology

An Editorial photographer decides to go lo-tech employing the use of the “Holga” camera. A “Holga” is a medium format camera with a plastic lens using 120mm film. Sentimental or just different? Perhaps no batteries = better to travel with? You decide…

John Stanmeyer is one of the founding members of the photo cooperative VII and his work appears regularly in the National Geographic and Time. He has won the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award and honors from World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International. James Estrin spoke with him about his new book, “Island of the Spirits,” while Mr. Stanmeyer was at home in the Berkshires making five-foot-long prints for an exhibit opening on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the VII Gallery, 28 Jay Street, Brooklyn. Their conversation has been edited and condensed. SEE THE SHOW

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