I bought a Holga toy camera with Christmas money a couple of years back, and finally just got around to having the first roll of film I used with it developed. I'm used to 35 mm, but the camera I bought uses 120 film. To be honest, I wasn't sure how these were going to turn out because after a certain point the numbers do not seem to be showing up correctly as you wind through the film - it seems like I remember them starting to count backward at some point? Anyway, it was exciting to get these images back and see the imperfections created by my well meaning ignorance of the thing, in addition to the characteristic light leaks, etc.
Most of these images are from our trip to Marfa, TX and Big Bend National Park in February 2011. I played around with double exposure a little bit, which you can see in a couple of the beginning photos. The frames are off on the majority of these (well meaning film winding ignorance), but I think I like it. It gives some of the photos (such as the one below) a bit of an "opposites" contrast. The very last photo is from the condo we stayed in for our honeymoon in Costa Rica... I think I changed the film after taking that one. Now I need to finish the current roll so I can see what kind of quirks/character the frames from that trip will have!
Do you use toy cameras? I'm interested in trying out other kinds; let me know if you have a recommendation for what I should get next!
On another note, I miss the desert. Looking over these REALLY makes me want to go visit south Texas again.