Along with the Detrich collection and Diana Vignettes submitted by Canadian Lomographers, a very special exhibition of Diana F+ cameras customized by Canadian artists are on display. Now we would like you to meet this talented bunch and their lovingly crafted Diana F+ recreations! Meet: Christine Davis, Craig Seeley, David Quan, Mauricio Affonso, Diana Thorneycroft and The David Suzuki Foundation
Christine Davis | Installation Artist | Toronto, ON
Benefiting Charity: Public Access
Christine Davis was born in Vancouver. She has a B.F.A. from York University (Toronto) and attended the College International de Philosophie (Paris). She has lived in Vancouver, Ann Arbor, Lusaka, Paris and Toronto, where she currently resides. As a founding editor of the international journal Public: Art/Culture/Ideas her editorial work intersects with the interests driving her practice. She has served on the board of directors of The Power Plant and YYZ Artists’ Outlet.
Christine Davis recently inaugurated the artist-in-residence programme of the Future Cinema Lab, York University, the project exhibited at Musée D’art Contemporain de Montréal.
Craig Seeley | Toronto, ON
Benefiting Charity: Common Hope
Craig Seeley lives in Toronto with his wife and a day-job (which he’ll keep until this art thing picks up a bit more).
David Quan & Mauricio Affonso | Industrial Designers | Toronto, ON
Benefiting Charity: Ontario College of Art and Design University, Department of Industrial Design Scholarship
Industrial designers Mauricio Affonso and David Quan, have spent their careers investigating the dichotomy between hand-made and mass produced objects; all the while searching for beauty and meaning in product design. Just as analog photography creates a singular, one-of-a-kind result; analog-design could utilize mass production techniques to create one-of-a-kind products. The outcome of their experiment is a series of cameras; distinct representations of the iconic Diana F+ camera developed from a negative mold, using a variety of materials. Concrete, Bees Wax, Acrylic – each attempt has resulted in a unique and unpredictable incarnation of the Diana F+ camera, influenced by the qualities inherent to the materials themselves. David Quan and Mauricio Affonso believe that the resultant artifacts unmistakably symbolize the concept of “analog design.”
The David Suzuki Foundation | Toronto, ON
Benefiting Charity: David Suzuki Foundation
The David Suzuki Foundation proudly presents the Suzuki Macro Lomo Lens. It is inspired by Dr. David Suzuki’s lifelong scientific investigation of the interconnectedness of things and our belief that a deeper connection to nature only requires an intact sense of wonder and different way of seeing things. www.davidsuzuki.org
Diana Thorneycroft | Fine Art Photographer | Winnipeg, MB
Benefiting Charity: Because I Am A Girl
Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has shown various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. Although best known for her staged tableaux photography, she does sculptural installation and has had numerous exhibitions of her drawings. Thorneycroft’s work is often infused with dark humour and examines issues around identity and the body in pain. She is the recipient of many awards and has gallery representation in Montreal, Toronto and Los Angeles.
Canadian Art Magazine selected Thorneycroft’s “Group of Seven Awkward Moments” as one of “The Top 10 Exhibitions of 2008”. Solo exhibitions that features work from that series are currently touring Canada and the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris.
The Diana F+ is a new twist on the ‘60s classic cult camera. Famous for its dreamy and soft-focused images, the Diana F+ is now packed with extra features such as panorama and pinhole capabilities. Available in our Online Shop.