Best Holga Photographer - 2010
Digital cameras capture hundreds of images easily lost on laptops and social-network labyrinths. At Triple Base Gallery and General Store, the photographs of multimedia artist Jesse Schlesinger have broken through the clutter with their vintage aesthetic. The California College of the Arts graduate works with a Holga, a cheap, unpredictable plastic camera beloved for its ability to give photos a time-kissed softness. His visual vignettes of Ocean Beach and Big Sur draw your eyes into gorgeous blurs of blue and brown hues, smudged at the edges like hazy memories of vacations from years gone by.