Salt Lake Gallery Stroll

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll., originally uploaded by tomkellyphoto.

Carole and her friends decided to do the monthly Salt Lake City Gallery Stroll and I volunteered as chauffeur. If you actually get out onto the streets of downtown Salt Lake, it’s actually a pretty interesting place. The girls had a great plan, including Blazing Needles (a bit east of downtown), UTah Hands and more.

The monthly stroll links dozens of downtown galleries. But as I dropped the ladies by the Convention Center, I saw a Facebook post from a friend about a Holga exhibit at a nearby photo gallery.

In today’s digital world, the unassuming Holga is the epitome of a simpler, analog world. It has only a few simple settings, a fixed focal length lens and, yes, it takes film – old fashioned 120 film.

But while today’s digital photographer fine tunes intricate computerized settings, the creative Holga photographer experiments with the simplistic settings to create amazing works on art onto small, square photographic prints.

The exhibit at the Saans Photography on Broadway amazing. And it was clearly the hit of the opening Friday night Broadway Stroll as hundreds and hundreds of Utahns took advantage of a warm summer night (rare) and the Chowtruck around the corner. Third South and Second East was abuzz with activity.

If you get a chance, check out the Friday night Broadway Stroll the third Friday of the month this summer.

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