Saturday, November 14, 2009
Perfect Birthday Gift... Diana F+ Deluxe Kit
Last night, I got an amazing early birthday gift from my boyfriend... the Diana F+ Deluxe Kit. I'm THRILLED to start shooting, and pretty much had to be dragged off the couch and away from the awesome books that came with the camera last night so we could go out to dinner. My new toy has me obsessed!
For those of you not familiar with the Diana camera, it's plastic and gained popularity in the 60's as an inexpensive import. Problem... which became perfection... is the fact that the Diana leaks in light and distorts images. This error has led to a cult following of enthusiasts who love the resulting dreamy photos.
While living in NYC, I took my boyfriend to the Lomography store in the hopes of getting some hints about future gifts he might enjoy. I guess I hadn't realized my excitement for this art form, but he's an astute guy and quickly picked up on it! Lomography's Web site is an online gallery, filled with gorgeous images taken with the Diana as well as other unique cameras - definitely worth checking out!
The best part... I'll have plenty of pictures to share with you!