We hope you had the chance to follow Mr. Holga, our walkabout photographer, during his Kennedy Assassination Tour Summer 2012. As you know, Mr. Holga is working on a photography book of the who, what and where of the Kennedy assassination. The big catch is Mr. Holga is using, of course, a Holga camera, which falls in the plastic toy camera category and uses 120 roll film. There’s no sense in doing things the easy way.
Mr. Holga’s Kennedy Assassination Tour Summer 2012 was a big success. He made the following stops to photograph history:
- Dayton, OH for Kennedy’s Air Force One (SAM 26000)
- Chicago, IL for Jack Ruby
- Roscoe, IL for Lee Harvey Oswald’s original gravestone
- Grand Rapids, MI for President Gerald R. Ford, a Warren Commission member
- Dearbour, MI for Kennedy’s Limo at The Henry Ford museum
- Waynesville, NC for Kennedy’s limo driver William Greer
- Winder, GA for U.S. Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr, a Warren Commission member
- Athens, GA for Kennedy’s Secretary of State Dean Rusk
- Tampa, FL for Kennedy’s Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman
Mr. Holga did all of this traveling in one week. The tour included ten flights, five rental cars, four hotels, seven cemeteries, four museums and a lot of not-on-his-diet food.
Along the way, Mr. Holga did indulge in a little non-Kennedy photography. He found gangster Al Capone, The Sun Also Rises writer Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace home, Where the Sidewalk Ends poet Shel Silverstein and The Brady Bunch actor Robert Reed.
Mr. Holga dropped off twenty-six rolls of film to be developed. The negatives will be ready by Friday and Mr. Holga will start scanning negative next weekend. Until then you can check out some of his Nikon images at Photos from my Kennedy Assassination Tour Summer 2012 at mrholga.com.
For more information you can read Mr. Holga’s Travel Log: Kennedy Assassination Tour Summer 2012.