The building of the Bundespressekonferenz (federal press conference) constructed after plans the Berlin architects Nalbach & Nalbach. In the background the Paul Löbe building. Both in the government district.
The photo was taken with a Holga 120 CN and a Agfa Optima 100-Y. The use-by date stamp from the film was August 2007. A special from this model is the flashlight with colored interlayers. This is a multi exposure on a sunny day without the flash. You get this effect, if you take more than one shots of the same film section. If you don’t put back the the frame size mask which comes over the battery compartments, the batteries fall into the camera box.The red/orange coloured gradient was created by the reflection of light when pressing the shutter button, which met on the two red AA batteries.
The Holga is an analog medium format camera, which was developed in the beginning of the 80s in Hong Kong. It is a simple plastic camera with an untempered meniscus lens. Meniscus lenses were already used in camera obscuras. The Holga has a 60 mm prime lense. The camera was marked for less money for everybody. Holga photos have characteristical features, which shall be deemed as errors in the classical photography. Some features are: - deformations - aberations - unexpected incidences of light (the camera body is not tight, some day was black tape attached to the camera buy) - double exposures - if you have taped the body, it is difficult to control the film transport - blurring or fuzziness because of incorrect exposures, incorrect selected distances or the quality of the lense like the Lomo became the Holga a completely cult status. Today you can buy Holga objektives for digital cameras or you can find similar features in the Nik Collection (a plug-in for Photoshop).