A collection of 25 (!) Diana cameras, customised by some of the most interesting artists, illustrators, creative types and good-time Lomography friends that Australia and New Zealand has to offer.
Each piece is a complete one-off and will be exhibited as part of the three city tour and will be auctioned online to raise money for a couple of charities in need of our support – www.seethroughme.com.au and World Child Cancer.
Take a look at this amazing selection of these one-of-a-kind pieces of art:
Adam Bryce is the founder of creative agency POST, worldwide media phenomenon slamxhype.com and of The New Order Magazine. A creative director and stylist who has worked with some of the world’s most high profile brands, musicians and magazines over the past 12 years. Spending his time creatively directing his founding projects and traveling the world directing advertising campaigns, fashion editorial and more, he’s a thought leader in an era of multi-talented and well traveled creative’s.
Adam’s camera: ‘Shrouded’
We take for granted the access to information, the ability to share imagery and thoughts we have daily. The generation in which we live is an ‘information age’ enabling independents to be empowered and compete on a level playing field to their traditional ‘power pullers’. That’s not to be said of all parts of the world however, its easy for us to oversee the nations and cultures which deny their communities the right to be free to express themselves and make decisions based on an open and honest level of information.
Angela Mitchell and Leah Dent are the founding designers of Studio Bomba and Mitchell & Dent. Studio Bomba designs for brands in order to help companies tell their story and find folks to do business with. Mitchell & Dent is a purveyor of paper ephemera of note; finery, frippery and felicitous fare. M&D makes artworks, greetings, invitations and stationery, much of it on their 1905 Chandler & Price letterpress affectionately dubbed ‘Herbert’.
Atip Wananuruks & Gabriel Lewis for Styleco.Ltd – stylist, menswear buyer, fashion director, modelling, consultancy – encompassing the ultimate fashion agency. Atip and Gabriel created a homage to their industry with the creation of Karl Lomofeld… the legend of Karl & Diana.
Beci Orpin is an artist/designer based in Melbourne. She is well known for her whimsical, intricate creations and feminine dreamscapes. Designing textiles and graphics for a wide range of clients including Burton Snowboards, Built by Wendy, Mercedes Benz, Kit Cosmetics, Marui Department Store (Japan), Universal Music, Gas as Interface and Dark Horse comics. Beci is the creative force behind clothing labels Princess Tina and Tiny Mammoth and launched a new accessories/homewares/stationery brand under her own name. She is also an exhibiting artist.
B.O.C’s – DJ duo Dan Gosling and Marky Hill bring you the B.O.C’s – armed with no talent but good music and a bad attitude. The mysterious alter-egos of two of NZ’s favourite fashion peronalities.
B.O.C.’s camera: ‘Glass’
Carly Fischer is a visual artist who currently works between Berlin, Germany and Melbourne. She since exhibited in a variety of group, collaborative and solo projects and exhibitions in Germany, Australia, the US, Japan and Austria. She is represented by Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne/Australia and Kwadrat, Berlin/Germany and has been collected in Germany, Japan, Australia and the US.
Cat-Rabbit is a Hobart based textile artist who spends equal amounts of time sewing, drinking tea and thinking about owning a pug dog. Her work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally and is stocked in various nice stores online and in real life.
Dawn Tan is a Melbourne artist who makes human-sized sculptures and drawings out of everyday food packaging that inspire her. Apart from food and consumption, Dawn often finds inspiration in simple repeated shapes and patterns such as lines and dots. In her spare time, she creates smaller crafty works such as paper brooches and art prints, for sale in shops, craft markets and online.
Ellery is the go-to label for Australian it-girls. Since launching her eponymous line in 2007 the designer’s effortlessly hip aesthetic is fashion’s newest asset. Strong signature silhouettes, daring combinations of textures and unique hardware detailing create Ellery’s distinctly modern vibe. The Ellery girl is fierce and super confident. Ellery’s collections are the ultimate tool in mastering the elegant and relaxed, “Off-Duty Model” look.
Eveline Tarunadjaja was born and raised in Indonesia and is now based in Melbourne. Her artwork evolved from a procrastinating hobby to a passionate love affair with sugar-coated loneliness and mischievous imagery. Now recognised by the intricate detail of cascading hair she illustrates, Eveline’s work has been featured in various publications and seen on apparel labels such as Hurley and Anna Sui.
Gemma Jones is an artist, craftster and curator who is attracted to the full spectrum of pop art and all the places it crosses over with design, nostalgia and the everyday. She loves the simplicity of Lomography and wants to celebrate the child-like loveliness of the medium.
Ghostpatrol (David Booth) creates worlds. His ongoing exploration of hybrid animals and forests travels across mediums; from pasted posters to soft sculpture, watercolours and printmaking. His work often references childhood nostalgia and pop culture, with often quite sinister and playful undertones. From beginnings in stencil and street art, his current practice focuses on ambitious installation and painting projects.
Greedy Hen is a multi-disciplinary studio functioning partly as an art collective and partly as a design studio, housing the collaborative works of Katherine Brickman and Kate Mitchell. Greedy Hen’s work falls between the boundaries of traditional fields. They utilise various mediums preferring to let their ideas manifest in whatever way seems to be most appropriate at the time. A social sieve presenting the quirky nuances hidden in the everyday.
Guy Brock loves to draw – his illustrations using fine delicate lines being his bread and butter. Guy has a level of technical skill that can match the ideas that guide his hands. His style of illustration is conflicted – the perfection of his lines forming imagery, childlike in colour and form, but in situations and contexts that stretch towards the adult.
Guy’s Camera: ‘Serious Recycling G’
Jae Mills is a designer currently taking the world of clothing head on. Hailing from the sandy shores of Gisborne, Jae left for Auckland to try his hand in design and succeeded. From designing for Huffer and Workshop then on his way to launching his own brand Commoners Alike.
Jae’s camera: ‘Black Acrylic Paint’
Jaimie Webster epitomises style, and as the owner of her own boutique and label ‘Jaimie’ in Auckland, she brings a fresh new take on tailoring and relaxed chic. ‘Jaimie’, the label started five years ago and was first stocked by her friends Marilyn Sainty and Sonia Batt at Scotties, then a short time later Jaimie and her mother Di Armstrong set up Jaimie Boutique.
Jaimie’s camera: Customising her Diana Camera, Jaimie built a fully working robot from kit-set – a hands free all-terrain beetle that can sneak up on unsuspecting animals or people and at the right moment, take the picture with the multi-purpose wireless controller.
Justin Williams lives in an old wood cabin/studio in the mountains of Victoria, an ideal setting and inspiration for his art practice. Justin allows the influences of his beautifully isolated surroundings to creep into his works. ‘I like work created around questions, not answers, it’s always unresolved, like nature and dreams. I guess I just try to start the work and see where it decides to go, allowing it a life of its own.
Lara Burke is the Creative Director of frankie magazine, which she co-founded 5 years ago. She has been a designer for over 10 years. If she had any spare time at all it would be for art and craft and photography. She lives in a blue wooden cottage in Brisbane with her Northern Irish husband, wee son and two naughty daschunds.
Limedrop is an Australian fashion label that captures the imagination and spirit of possibilities. Designers Clea Garrick and Nathan Price have created a men’s and womenswear line known for its use of clear lines, bold colours, structured pieces and curious proportions peppered with a sense of playful irreverence. Recently Limedrop launched their first pop-up concept store in Melbourne’s GPO and have been involved in several projects including Penthouse Mouse, L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival,Tokyo Design Festa and Craft Victoria enCOUNTER. Limedrop has been featured in magazines like frankie, Russh, Oyster, Yen and Fallen plus online at Style Bubble, The Fashionisto and The Vine.
Mark Hill – general scally wag and the man behind Insight NZ. Drummer and nude mascot of Port Royals, previously lead singer of Black Jagger and current member of DJ duo B.O.C’s. Mark on his camera: ‘I’m a huge fan of art work not completed by the ‘Artist’. Much like Andy Warhols screen prints for example.’ Camera has been named ‘Hubba Bubba’, need we say more?!
Mark’s camera: ‘Hubba Bubba’
Mel Stringer is a freelance illustrator and visual artist from Brisbane. Recognised for her work in frankie magazine where she regularly illustrates for the recipe column, RAVE magazine where she does the comic strip ‘Girlie Pains’ and from various zines tucked away on bookstore shelves.
Pebbles Hooper is a columnist, stylist and radio DJ all rolled into one. The daughter of the fashion dynasty that is WORLD, Pebbles is known for her style and eye for colour and print pairing. Pebbles’ personality is reflected in her camera.
Pebbles’ camera: ‘Silver Glitter’
Sam Lennon graduated with a degree in Architecture and worked for a number of years at one of Auckland’s leading architecture practices. However, having grown up spending numerous hours in his father’s cabinet making warehouse, he has now combined his love of architecture, design and building to create ‘The Lennon Project’. An architectural, space, object and furniture design company.
Sam’s camera: ‘The Creep’, is a tongue-in-cheek depiction of the current wave of party photographers, snapping and grabbing at pretty young things.
Scrap Wall – NZ native, artist and owner of ONE in Auckland, has been creating and exhibiting work locally for years. His aesthetic is highly minimalist; clean lines, block colour – primarily black, white, grey and red work their way through the majority of this work. Scrap is lauded for his slick execution. A self-confessed perfectionist, his eye for detail is impressive, as seen in the design of his boutique,his simple yet perfect shirts & boxers and artistic endeavours.
Artifact #1: plaster cast with plastic cap
Narcissus’ Evidence #2: plastic vacuum mould with mirror & vinyl inserts and leather lace strap.
Shane Sakkeus is involved in design, art direction, publishing. Shane’s amazing graphics have dawned Australian designer collections such as Josh Goot, Ksubi and Dion Lee and is known for his graphic design/creative direction on numerous publications including Dazed & Confused, Harpers Bazaar, Oyster Magazine.
Diana World Tour Australia / NZ
SYDNEY: 3 February – 19 February 2011
16 Elizabeth St., Paddington
Tues – Fri: 11am – 6pm & Sat: 10am – 6pm
MELBOURNE: 25 February – 11 March 2011
No Vacancy Gallery
34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne
Tues – Sat: 11am – 5pm & Sun: 12pm – 5pm
Opening Night: 24 February @ 6pm
AUCKLAND: 18 – 31 March 2011
The Department Store
10 Northcroft Street, Takapuna
Mon – Wed, Fri & Sat: 9am – 5pm, Thur 9am – 7pm, Sun 10am – 4pm
Opening Night: 18 March @ 7pm
More info on the Diana World Tour Microsite.