Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Diana and me

I love the feeling of taking photos with a film camera (in this case the Diana Mini) and not really knowing what you're going to get. Dropping off the film and then anxiously awaiting the moment when you pick it up. But disappointment always follows. I took 36 photos, got 26 back and most are pretty bad. Probably because there wasn't enough natural light (it was only a 200 ISO film), but still! Anyway, here are a couple that I quite like:

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We have- Warschauerstrasse station, a World War II bomb site, a warehouse area now given over to clubs and street art, and the odd one out, Muswell Hill trees.

This is rather an odd outfit I wore at the weekend. I don't usually do the mixing patterns thing, or not quite this obviously anyway. D actually took quite a few photos of me, for once getting into the spirit of things (another one, hang on turn the other way..!). It's getting painfully obvious I need a new camera but funds will not permit anything much at the present time.
The Breton top is H n M, the skirt Topshop (it's shrunk in the wash! I'm most annoyed as it used to be about as long as the American Apparel ones and now it's practically indecent unless pulled down very low), bag and shoes Primark. I'm none too fond of these wedges anymore, as I own similar ones in black from Asos which are a lot nicer.
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30 comments:

  1. I like old film cameras too, but have accepted my limited skills are much better suited to digital. I usually have to take about 20 before I get one I like! I do really like the one of the warehouse, it is very dark and moody x

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  2. I love not knowing what you're going to get with film cameras, you're photos look great :)
    Love your outfit as well xx

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  3. The photo of the trees is lovely! I can't say I feel the same about film cameras though, I'm an impatient person and don't like waiting to see the photos, and I wouldn't want to pay to get them developed either :P
    Love your navy jacket, it reminds me a little of Paddington Bear!

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  4. I think we're all a bit spoiled by digital cameras nowadays. Not that I was ever very good with film cameras in the first place but I'd be terrible with one now! I think yours have turned out really well - very atmospheric.

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  5. Wow, those pictures are so raw; I love them!
    The first one is my favourite, definitely.

    Rosie x

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  6. Love your shoes! Thanks for the lovely comment, new post up :)
    www.swampedinflowers.blogspot.com

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  7. the diana photos are absolutely incredible - at least you got a few decent ones :) x

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  8. Cute look! I really like the background of the leaves. oooh film photos are so much fun, I really like these that you've posted! http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  9. I've quite fancied the idea of having a diana camera, or the dreamer one, but I was always apprehensive of what the quality would be. These photos are nice though, I guess nothing beats film when they turn out lovely. Ooo I love your jacket.

    xx Carina

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  10. Lovely photographs, as per usual, dear. I love the use of light, and you look great too! x

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  11. the photos are so pretty, i wish i had a camera like that! cute outfit, stripes and animal print is so chic.

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  12. I think the pattern mixing went wonderfully! I am working on getting to some bolder patterns like this! I also like the first pictures, but I love manipulating photos too much to use those regularly!

    Shy

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  13. The photographs turned out beautiful! The first one is particularly lovely. Your outfit is also pretty in a very bold, striking way. All the patterns work perfectly together. x

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  14. You look lovely m'dear! The Diana photos turned out really well - would be curious to see the ones that didn't come out great too :) Sally x

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  15. I love the photos you took with your Diana! Great mood captured in them!

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  16. those pictures are so beautiful!! i really love the third one and that skirt is so cute, i HATE it when things shrink in the wash it is so disappointing!

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  17. I love the fourth ones its amazing. Really pretty :) Its fun not knowing what picture your going to get :) x x

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  18. great pics sweety!

    xxx

    Pris

    www.fashionablepris.blogspot.com

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  19. I looove the way you mixed these prints, very fun! :) those pictures are gorgeous btw :)

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  20. Oh I know that feeling now. I took just a little disposable camera to the Falls Festival and all of the photos are too exposed or not enough. Still a nice little memory though and I didn't have to risk my slr in the mosh :)

    I love that last shot with the trees and the seaside? It's gorgeous.

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  21. I think your photos turned out really lovely...but yeah, I know what you mean..I have no luck with film cameras.
    I love your outfit and the unexpected mixing of patterns. The navy and burgundy look gorgeous together. Those shoes are seriously awesome:)

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  22. Those photos are wonderful! Makes me want to take pictures with a disposable camera again.
    And your outfit is so cute! I love how you mixed cheetah print with stripes :)

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  23. I still don't understand my camera well enough to try the film route. I think your landscape shots are really beautiful though, and I LOVE the pattern mixing of your outfit!

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  24. I love that feeling you get with film cameras! But yes, I often feel abit bummed when i get the photos back! I love the first image you show though, it's lovely! xxx

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  25. Hi dear! Yes, I do ship to the UK! : )
    I may have to raise the cost on shipping just a bit though, so let me know if you're interested!
    xoxo

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  26. thank-you for the comment, nice to see new people on my blog,
    hehe i love the little mermaid, yeah i know.. i want to get an underwater camera and do some pictures, they always look beautiful.
    oooh, diana! i love them, i've got one myself, but i find it really expensive to run <33

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  27. Wow- your film turned out SO well!! I love it all!:) It's beautiful. The trees are soo gorgeous and I love the first shot. And I love your mix of patterns ;)

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  28. Thank you for your sweet comment! I absolutely adore the photos you took. I know how that is, taking a bunch of photos and then liking only a few. It's always a bummer, but worth it at the same time. ;)

    The mixing of patterns looks nice, especially with the red lipstick. :)

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  29. Ohh I really like your Diana photos, they've got that wonderful vintage feel to them, it's a real shame they didn't all come out though.

    I really love your breton stripe tee btw!
    x

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