Artistic Megs79 tells her story and experience with her first film camera, the Diana F+. Read about how she went from painting in oils to having her photos exhibited in local art galleries.
Tell us a little about yourself…
I live in St. Louis, Missouri with my husband and two Cairn Terriers. Art’s always been a driving force for me, and I studied it in college. I was an oil painter and graphic designer, but everything changed in 2010 when I discovered analogue photography. The Diana was my first film camera, and she completely rejuvenated my creative passion. I now show my photos at local art galleries almost every month.
How did you first discover the Diana F+?
I was shopping in an Urban Outfitters store for my husband’s birthday, and I discovered a display full of interesting plastic cameras. I got really excited about the Diana F+ I adored her retro design…even her name had me transfixed. I decided to take her home for myself. We were going to Mardi Gras in New Orleans a week later, so I waited until then to use her for the first time. I threw her around my neck along with a pile of beads, and we headed out into the streets. Lots of people stared and pointed at my camera; I got asked lots of questions about her, too. I shot away during the whole trip, sometimes forgetting to change the focus or adjust for lighting…even accidentally leaving the cap on a couple times! But I ended up falling in love with the dreamy and beautifully imperfect photos my Diana produced.
Describe the Diana F+ in 5 words
Beautiful, Transformative, Imperfect, Dreamlike, Companion
What’s your favorite feature of the Diana F+ and why?
How her plastic lens can turn something ordinary into a work of art.
If you could shoot any subject with the Diana F+, who or what would it be?
I’m fascinated by the ocean, and I’d love to be able to take my Diana F+ underwater.
Do you have any advice for Diana newcomers?
Take your Diana everywhere and don’t give up on her!
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