A brief tale of becoming new to Lomography – Discovering the Diana Mini!
I’m not entirely sure how I stumbled into Lomography but after processing my first film, I’m hooked!
My interest in photography began about ten years ago when I picked up a Pentax ME Super in a local 2nd hand camera dealer. I started reading loads of magazines and trying different things. I had mixed results, some good pictures but nothing really amazing. Looking back, I think I was trying too hard.
I upgraded to a Canon EOS within a couple of years and that provided really good quality pictures, however I found myself using it for the usual holiday snaps and not a hobby camera.
I’m planning a trip to Barcelona in the summer and I’m tired of lugging a big camera around and I’ve been warned of pickpockets and thieves. I thought that it was time I bought a smaller camera.
I immediately stumble on to the Diana Mini as an obvious choice, 35mm film, small, light and after reviewing some of the photos from this camera I knew it was the one for me. If anything I was sceptical that a plastic camera could yield such creative and captivating images.
I’ve shot 1 film and the results are awesome, I just want to shoot more, I think its time to bulk order some Sensia.