Cameras were made to savour moments, to make us reminisce the past and eventually, filter and choose our favourites. And with a vintage beauty like the Diana F+, nostalgia is sure to be a great ride every single time!
As we are celebrating the 6th birthday of this classic Lomography camera, we’re kicking nostalgia in as we collect and remember Diana F+ moments from Community members! It’s a great read, I tell you! And while you’re at it, why not remember your own favourite Diana F+ moment? Enjoy!
“My grandma’s very old vase [was] left in her room in the abandoned family house. Now all the walls are covered of paint peels and humidity. [Shot with 2006 expired film, cross-processed, around three to four seconds of exposure.] — mczoum
“[Early] May 2012: My boyfriend’s parents live in the city of Hamburg, but there are plenty of fields in a preserve area nearby. I always like [going] there when we are visiting because this place just caught my heart and eye straight away. Here’s another case of a picture of me with my boyfriend standing, [while] lacking tripod and cable release. Worked out exactly how I wanted it although I had never used the Diana Splitzer before!” — laurasulilly
“Underexposed multi-layered photo. I can imagine there is a true sense of wonder and isolation soaring above the clouds [while] in a balloon looking down on earth. There are a lot of reasons [why] this Lomograph is one of my favorites. It is my most popular Lomograph. It is a double exposure and I love doubles. I also love hot air balloons and hope to one day ride one.” — megs79
“No doubt my camera of choice and [the one] I fell in love with is the Diana F+. My first images with this camera have a very close relationship to me which always gives me a desire to explore more and more. At first it is not easy to sit with but I think that with some prodding, the Diana F+ will always be your favorite companion.” — cpolpa.
“Compared to many other portraits I’ve taken, this shot may seem not incredibly remarkable. But this very particular one was the first attempt to catch Isabel’s gaze and show her how beautiful she is. This shot helped me figure out what I love the most about photography: catching expessions that people don’t even have a clue about and making them aware of how awesome they can be when seen through somebody else’s eyes. I have to thank my Diana for it.” — andrejrusskovskij
“I love taking pictures with my Diana F+ in every situation. But my favourite moments are whenever I’m on a journey, exploring new cities and landscapes: While all the other tourists get a stiff neck from carrying their super heavy DSLRs, I jauntily stroll around with my featherweight Diana F+. Not to mention that I get beautiful and dreamy pictures. This photo was taken in Howth, Ireland, with the Diana F+ and Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 film.” — kekskonstrukt
“My then-boyfriend was leaving for the U.S. and we decided to go on a stereotypical picnic – basket of fruits, blanket on the grass, sandwiches… the works! It was a sunny day and it was my first time to use my Diana F+. Right after I snapped this double-exposure photo, it started getting gray, dark clouds looming over, and within seconds we were drenched. It rained heavily for the rest of the day. We sat quietly watching the dark sky and looking back, it was sort of a premonition – we broke up not too long after that. This photo is a reminder of the last “fun” moment we had together and it is my favorite – he cheated on me, so good riddance, that bastard.": — shhquiet
“The Diana F+ made me discover my first love with the 120 format. Every happy moment with my girlfriend is directed by the Diana F+ and I am in love everytime I shoot her during our travels. It’s always a special time fulfilled by the Diana F+!” — sobetion
“My favorite Diana moment began with the first film, and didn’t stop since then. I just received my new camera, and was so proud of it! Together with my girlfriend I had a walk through the town, taking pictures everywhere and reading the instruction manual in between. The pictures were not meant to be that overexposed and overlapping, but it feels good to look at them, and to remember this magical moment when my Lomographic obsession started.” — shoujoai
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