Monday, 23 June 2008

oh, diana!

As a lot of you know, i'm pretty into photography. I adore the raw, un-altered, 'natural' photography of photographers like Carl Bengtsson and Lina Scheynius and for a while i've been interested in polaroid photography, and since that has become so expensive and hard to access, i've switched my obsession to lomography.

by lomo440

"Lomography emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, "happy accidents," and alternative film processing are often considered part of the "Lomographic Technique."[citation needed] Users are encouraged to take a lighthearted approach to their photography, and use these techniques to document everyday life, as the Lomo LC-A's small size, simple controls, and ability to shoot in low light encourages candid photography, photo reportage, and photo vérité."

& again..

So, for my birthday, i managed to pursade my parents to get me a diana F+. they seemed suprised that i didn't want to go completely digital, and my dad thinks it's pointless. however i just can't resist the results that dianas can give.
(here are a good collection on deviantart)

my birthday's not until 4th july, but i also managed to make them let me experiment with one film so i can use it to document my birthday (: i'm VERY happy.


i like the mirror effect, obviously!
i like how it makes my garden look.

i actually LOVE this tshirt. it's super comfy, which, as i was home all day, was my focus today (:
i spent most of my day reading, here.

these shorts are new- i got them from fat face in the half price sale.
i'm still not...100% on them, but i don't like how i look in anything right now, so on they go!


Paris said...

Hiya, we're all linked up now! Wahoo! hehe. You are definitely a fav too, i visit everyday! We have to support our fellow artists!!

I just got a new camera, I have never studied photography and know nothing about it! How did you get the result from the first two pics? I'm to scared to adjust settings on the camera!!

I have tagged you!! check out today's post on my blog for the info!! x

Amber said...

That first photograph is gorgeous! I love the scenery. I wish we had places like that here.

And I adore the mirror shot of you and your camera is such a pretty blue!

And there is nothing more wonderful than spending the day reading.

Amber said...

Oh and I might have told you already but shall say again, I absolutely adore your hair.

Adri said...

Oooh, I want one!

Anonymous said...

I want a Diana as well. I can't wait to see how your film turns out. I have a Holga, or rather, a Woca (Holga with a glass lens).

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

Great pick on the birthday gift and I like the pictures already. I need a cool camera! I'll just live vicariously through you for now.

Terren said...

that camera is genius. nerdy AND cool at the same time. :]

tried to make the first photo my desktop background, but it didn't look nice stretched out. bummah!

HANNAH-ZOË said...

oh so lucky! i absolutly love love love lomo!! but i am to poor to get a lomo camra:( i like yours a lot but i have been wishing for the lomography fish eye camra for a while now.

Anonymous said...

These are fantastic!

yiqin; said...

Wow, I really like those mirror pictures! They are awesome!

Michelle said...

Your camera looks awesome! I'm well impressed by your photography skills.

Anonymous said...

can i did you do those mirrored photos? was it in photoshop or something??

and also, im thinking of getting a diana you have to buy the flash seperately and are the films hard to get hold of?

also polaroids..i cant seem to find camera or photo paper things anywhere!
any help would be appriciated :)


ModeKarussell said...

Bin gerade über deinen wundervollen Blog gestolpert. Wie schade, dass du nicht mehr bloggst. Du inspirierst mich nämlich. WÜrde mich unglaublich freuen, wenn du wieder ein paar Bilder machen würdest^^