05 June 2013

diana mini snaps












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.

15 comments:

  1. Oh this diana is sweet! Also I like the new "The deer circus" it's more organized


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  2. these have come out really nice, I love the pink one! I find Diana mini really temperamental too ;) love the idea of giving one to your kid when they're little, I'd love to do the same. x

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  3. like Eleanor from Love Taza

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  4. That is SUCH an awesome idea to give your kiddos a camera. Love it!!!

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  5. wow cool photos I love how they are blurry! Is the Diana an actual name of a type of camera or a name you've given to yours?

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  6. These seem like they have so much emotion in them, I truly adore them!! thinking of getting myself a diana soooon.

    and i wholeheartedly agree about giving my kids a camera of their very own. especially one where it has to be developed - cannot forget the beauty of tangible photographs!

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  7. aw these are adorable photos! I love how imperfect they are. I really want to try out a Diana Mini - they look so cute!


    Hannah xx

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  8. i can't decide which is more lovely--the photos or your words.

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  9. oh, bridget. these photos & your writing has so much beauty and honesty in it. i love how you write. i love the idea of giving your children a camera. a perfect way to capture and explore the life around them. so, so beautiful.

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  10. @tereza: the diana mini is the actual name of the camera model. : ) they're vintage analog cameras that were made in the 60s as little prizes for children, and they're currently being reproduced by lomography.

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  11. We're thinking about buying either a Diana or a Polaroid. I love your snaps! :)

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