I made this photograph with a Diana camera. It's one of the cameras that have been used by art/photo students thru the years...made out of plastic, including the lens, and leaks light like a sieve. I counter the light leaks by using black photo tape. This particular Diana was obtained by me I believe in 1967 or '68 when while at the local county fair I tossed a ring around it playing the games of chance. I'm pretty sure I spent all of .25 when I won. I remember being pretty excited about it since it was a "real" camera...it said so on the box. I actually exposed 2 or 3 rolls of film over a couple of years and was thoroughly disappointed, so the camera was just put on a shelf where it stayed for years. Fastforward 10 years...I took the Diana to photo school with me in '78 and started making photos using a technique I adapted from others. All the Diana photos in my collection were made using Kodak Ektachrome 400 and using a combination of B&W and C-41 color solutions to "push-process" the film to indexes of ~10,000. Results were always surprising for each roll of film. The
"Diana" is still on a shelf in my office today, taped and ready to shoot even though I haven't used it in more than 15 years.