Oh Diana, Camera...I cannot wait.

I've been dying to have one of these camera's for years and I finally broke down and bought a Diana Camera kit from ebay. Its a really good deal and comes with 10 rolls of B&W film, ready to roll. I've searched thrift shops long enough and can never find them so I decided to splurge. I can't afford it right now whatsoever, but decided, screw it and I used my credit card.

I got it more than anything, for my wedding coming up, I'd love to get some super cool photos taken with it of of me and my manbeast. I loove the style and unpredictable-ness of the photos. They are considered to be a tad on the artsy fartsy and/or hipster side, call me that if you will. I can't wait to dink around with it!!! I'm so craving getting physcial pictures developed, rather than seeing them on my computer or digital camera. Yay...me so excited.














photos found via Diana Camera Flickr Pool

14 comments:

me melodia said...

oh, I'm so excited for you. They're fun/frustrating to shoot but there is certainly some magic to the images. I think you'er photos will be lovely. I too am a fan of traditional negatives.

ps- in that top photo orange cat apears to be wearing an eye patch.

clorivak said...

haha...true true about the eye patch.
Do you have one??aha not an eyepatch silly, a diana. What makes them frusterating? shitty shots??

me melodia said...

Yeah, I have a Diana and a few Holgas. They're not too frustrating but it's nearly impossible to get the effect you have intended sometimes. It's a Happy Accidents sorta thing. You get the occasional light leaks so it's always good to have grafters tape handy to seal up the camera. Its fun to experiment with. I look forward to seeing your shots.


greece kitties

clorivak said...

no f'ing way, I was literally just looking at hans silvester's (i was gonna try and do a post) on kitties on the greek islands...i want to go there so bad!!! what a great place for taking photos! I would go batty, i mean catty, or both.

clorivak said...

i just got a book called cats in love by hans, and its soo good! super cheap too.

me melodia said...

Ah what a score.
I think I've made up my mind for you.
You and your hubs are going to Greece.
Kitty photography is a must.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Wedding pictures are worth every single cents no?!
When is the wedding dear? Congrats darling! I'm sure the photos would be very gorgeousss...
~XO*

drollgirl said...

KILLER!! i am clueless and jealous, but i have been seeing a few posts about these rad cameras and i wish i had one.

and i cannot believe the term MANBEAST. ahahahha! new name for the bf, thanks to YOU!!! love it.

alissa said...

ooo i cant wait to see the results - ive always wanted one of those too!

Gabby said...

Oooh, I really want one! I love the look of the photos, they always look so interesting.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That is super awesome. You are way more creative than me.

Penny said...

Those pictures are beautiful,so if your wedding pics come out anything like that,they will be absolutely gorgeous!

The Cottage Cheese said...

I've never heard of a Diana camera. Sometimes I feel like I must live in a cave. These images are amazing, I can't wait to see your pictures! I might tinker around with my Pentax some, perhaps a get a funky lens or some special film for our wedding. I'd love to have a Super 8 of the wedding, polaroids, traditional film camera pics, and of course digital. I'm going to encourage everyone at my wedding to be camera happy, as we're not having to professional photographer.

Oribi said...

Wow, are those pictures taken with that type of camera? They remind me of my childhood in Ukraine, just the whole 'style' and feeling of them. They're absolutely beautiful and so unique.