Last weekend, I was waiting for my ice cream, reading a free Portuguese magazine called DIF when I spotted, not one, but two Diana cameras on its pages. And it turned out they had been rescued from an house on fire, or at least they would have, if there had actually been a fire. Learn about the Burning House Project and the astounding amount of cameras that it rescues.
It turns out DIF magazine (digital version is available on their website) was reporting on a blog project, created by the 24 year old American Foster Huntington, and that goes by the name of The Burning House. This project asks people a question and then publishes their answers:
“If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.”(Quote from the website)
The fact that I spotted two Diana F+ cameras immediately called to my attention, but then I went online to know more about this subject and was absolutely overwhelmed with the amount of analogue going on. All kinds of things are ‘salvaged’ in the pictures shown, but one very common element is definitely photography, in its majority analogue, and with a very big representation of Lomo Cameras.
The entire blog presents pictures that have been submitted from all over the world and it is a very interesting overview of different cultures, hobbies and people’s priorities.
This brings the question: What would you save?
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.