Friday, May 2, 2008

World health watch

After years of being out of production, the Diana camera has recently been reintroduced to the market, this time with pinhole and 6 x 6 format capabilities. Several weeks ago curiosity got the best of me and I took the plunge on one. For such a simple camera, the learning curve has been fairly steep. I think the overriding principle is that you just don't know what you're going to get on the negative. You can take the greatest shot in the world and have it blown out by a lightleak, or (more often) an accidental exposure seems to be imbued with oddly serendipous properties. You just don't know. In a world increasingly driven by the twin engines of convenience and perfection, the injection of some good old fashioned uncertainty may be healthy. Here are some initial shots:

1 comment:

J. Karanka said...

#2 and #3 are interesting. They have some of the largest wrongdoings as well. Hum, #1 would improve with IS.