Holga 120GN was my first plastic camera. I admit that I found it pretty ‘crappy’ the first time using it. I now realise that the reason why I had crappy pictures was because I didn’t know how to use it.
The Holga camera was designed by T. M. Lee in 1981, and first appeared outside China in 1982 with its appearance in Hong Kong. At the time, 120 roll film in black-and-white was widely available film in mainland China and the Holga was intended to provide an inexpensive mass-market camera for working-class Chinese.