Today's Monday Picture Love consists of photos taken by myself and another VIP. These pictures are special because of who shot the photos and what we shot them with...the Diana. What is the Diana?
Back in the 1960’s, a small firm in Hong Kong – the Great Wall Plastics Factory – created a dirt-cheap 120 camera called the “Diana.” Crafted entirely of plastic, each camera cost about a dollar. As a mainstream product, the Diana was pretty much a failure – and was discontinued in the 1970’s. But like any superstar cut down in their prime, the Diana’s posthumous appeal skyrocketed. As a cult artistic tool of avant-garde and lo-fi photographers, it was a rousing success! They loved its soft & dreamy images, super-saturated colors, unpredictable blurring, and random contrast. Diana shots are raw & gritty, with a character all their own. They simply cannot be duplicated by any other camera on Earth! In short order, the Diana rose to prominence as one of the most treasured and sought-after cult analog cameras from the late 70’s onward. -from the lomography website about the Diana.
The Diana is very new to me and very intriguing. The images are so raw and cause the photographer to use their eye and their artistic intuition to capture a good photo...or you can just take pics of everything and hope to get lucky. Right now, I'll stick with the latter. So, if you are interested in a unique way to shoot photos other than your digital photography, try the Diana. I hope you enjoy these!
And this is the double exposure that is my favorite.
Keep on Keepin on.