The other day I saw in my email box that the Lomography store in Toronto had a Groupon on for a discount at their shop here in Toronto. I called the store and spoke to a nice gentleman who gave me some feedback on the deal and which cameras would be nice for a beginner photog girl like me. For awhile now I’ve been swooning over pictures in galleries and art books that have these lovely soft and dreamy images something off a Spritualized meets My Bloody Valentine album cover. This lil baby will do the job.
Its not digital bien sur..it’s old school. But the negatives can easily be popped onto a CD at any good Lomography shop.
Here’s the description as per http://microsites.lomography.com/dianamini/
“The Diana Mini has big shoes to fill being the little sister of the classic beauty Diana F+. Luckily the “Mini” was born a star in her own right. Super sweet, the Diana Mini has got plenty of style and features to the nines. With the flick of a little switch you can move from the retro square format to the amazing Half-Frame, giving you the ability to Shoot Forever, packing 72 shots onto one 35mm film! Her handy-dandy size and limitless creative potential is a revolution in analogue photography.
With the Diana Mini long exposures are no biggie thanks to the ‘B’ setting, tripod mount and cable release attachment – a Diana first. Its wide-angle lens means you can get close or chose between any of the four focal distances. There is the possibility to take multiple-exposures and if you’re into abstract expressionism when it comes to your Lomography, you can overlap frames endlessly creating multiple-exposure panoramas. The in-built Diana flash plug makes it compatible with the retro-styled Diana Flash (available separately)!”
The Groupon wasn’t really any big savings. So I happened to check Craigslist and found a photographer willing to sell a Lomography 120mm Diana F+ camera and the smaller 35mm Diana Mini camera both for $60. A savings of $90 plus tax. Yep. Score?
I can’t wait to take some pictures when I go to Boston in a few weeks and just kicking about Toronto. Thank you good karma. Seems like I’m surrounded with it these days.
Yours in fashion,