Welcome to the second installment of our Captured photo journal series. This time around we’ve teamed up with the brilliant Greg White. I was eager to see what Greg would shoot for this, as the results tend to be fairly raw (as you can see) and Greg’s style is ultra clean and futuristic. For this series we sent Greg a Diana+ Mini.
Thoughts from Greg:
When I received the Diana Mini camera I was surprised at the size and feel of it. I decided to take it with me on a job to Svalbard, Norway. It was great fun shooting a few frames with this camera after using much more technical cameras. However it feels a bit like a toy so I had a few odd looks from passers by when they saw what I was holding up to my eye! The limited options on the camera mean that you are never quite sure of what you are going to get and for me especially, I like to have control over what I am shooting, so this camera seemed somewhat strange. But having seen the results I’m pleasantly surprised and sense that this is what lomography is all about, the fun of inaccuracy, that feeling of not knowing, the anticipation, relief and surprise when the film returns from the lab as well as the added bonuses of happy mistakes!
The feel and look of the images that I shot are really interesting and the cameras tendency to overlap frames and leak light really adds another dimension to the images. It’s almost like having some nice postproduction work done in camera!! I’ll definitely be taking it with me on more occasions to grab shots, especially if they turn out with this aesthetic or something else, who knows?
Today we’re kicking off a new feature: “Captured” photo series featuring artists from around the world. We choose an artist, send them a camera and film, they take the pictures and we develop and post them here on TSA. It’s sort of a photo interview—a way to get to know some of our favorite artists.
The first artist in our series is Kim Høltermand, a photographer based in Værløse, Denmark. Kim is a designer turned photographer known for his unique style of architecture, nature, and night photography. We sent Kim a Diana F+ camera and a couple rolls of film and he produced this great set of photos for us.
Thoughts from Kim:
The images of the horses and the nature are shot where I live – and just as I was leaving the horses it started snowing – it was a nice moment. It has been a great challenge to use the Diana F+ – not knowing the outcome made me think even more about getting the right composition, focal distance etc. made me “think” more I guess. And a few times I thought “hey – did I forget to remove the lens hood ???, did I forward the film ???” stuff like that. Looking at the outcome of this project has really opened my eyes for the possibility of getting me a Diana F+ camera – I do own a Holga which i bought in Barcelona but haven’t had the time to play with it, but being part of this project has definitely triggered the inner experimental photography child.