Diana with Erika

So, for the past little while I have had a work experience student from Siast.  Lovely Erika.  I was supposed to spend a week or so with her and pretty much show her what I do.  So aside from shooting, photoshoping, location scouting and chittchatting about all things photo related...I have asked her to do up some blogs.  Because, well...that is what I do as well.  So without futher adieu...introducing Erika.....

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In the digital photography age, sometimes it's easy for us to forget where photography first started. One of my favourite film cameras to work with is the Diana f+, a remake of an inexpensive plastic camera first mass produced by the Great Wall Plastics Factory in China in the early 1960's.

The remake of the camera holds true to most of the qualities of the early versions of the Diana, including dreamy soft-focus shots, vingetting, and most importantly, a plastic lens. The remake also allows for several different options with its removeable lens for pinhole shots, and four other lenses that can be attached for different effects. Not to mention the endless possibilities with the 35mm back (the camera takes 120 film!) and also the instant back which allows for instant pictures to be made with Fuji Instax Mini film.

If you like toy cameras like me and haven't had the chance to try this one, I reccommend you give it a go!

Just a few of my favourites from my flickr photostream:

1. , 2. Untitled, 3. Jumpsuit Bunny, 4. Untitled, 5. What are you doing in my dryer???

Till the next post...adios...Erika.