oh, what to say about our diana mini. she's a sweet, loyal little bundle of plastic goodness. i love the light leaks she lets in, the unexpected textures and blurs. this roll is especially blurry -- so either diana was feeling temperamental, or maybe i snapped the film. but that's ok. she's the perfect adventuring companion & i'm so excited to have her this summer (& her sister, diana f+ whom we have yet to use because we are terrible camera parents).
when we first got into photography, we knew it was something we'd want to incorporate into our future family. we've talked over the years about how one of the first presents we'd like to give our future kids is a little camera of their own -- and our diana friend in all her analog, plastic glory has only confirmed that desire. i mean…folks in the 60s knew what was up, making these cheap little cameras for kids. (now if only we could still win them at carnivals, right?) sometimes when i get distressed thinking about in-vitro or the adoption process -- both of which await us -- i find comfort in continuing to explore the world, and taking note of all the wondrous things i want to share with my kids someday. interpreting & capturing the world around them through photography is at the top of that list, but oh, you should see the list. it exists. and it's gargantuan. but more than anything, i want to get a camera in those hands as early as possible. especially one that takes film -- to teach them the value in process, in slowness, in patience, in watching things unfold. just like how they came to be, too. ya know?
see more diana snaps here.