Medium Format | Diana F+

Much to my delight, Nathan bought me a Diana F+ for my birthday. The Diana is a plastic ‘toy’ camera, based on ‘The Diana’ – a 1960s Japanese box camera. My camera – ‘Mr Pink’ – is notoriously ‘difficult’ to use. There are four ‘apertures’, two shutter options, a bit of focus choice (based on distance) and a flash. Mr Pink doesn’t have a light meter and can be ‘leaky’ due to the cheap plastic body.

So far, I’ve only shot ‘test’ photographs, on a walk around the ‘hood and at a wedding. I’ve just had the films back (from Peak-Imaging) and I’m very pleased with the results. I love the soft light and pastel colours. I also love that it makes the kids look grubby, disguising that fact that they might actually have been grubby!

diana f+ mr pink 'The Diana' 120 film camera

diana f+ mr pink 'The Diana' 120 film camera


Sally & Ben | The Longhouse Wedding


Emily & Joe | Chepstow Outdoor Ceremony

Outdoor ceremonies are always an exciting prospect as a UK wedding photographer. Nobody can guarantee a dry, warm wedding in this country and it’s always worth expecting the worst, hoping for the best and embracing whatever comes your way. When Emily and Joe approached me about their wedding at the foot of the Welsh mountains, I expected nothing less than interesting weather. My journey from Somerset to Chepstow was in itself a ‘four seasons in one day’ kind of affair. Glorious sunshine preceded an overcast Severn crossing, followed rapidly by the strongest, heaviest hail storm in memory. I couldn’t see a thing and decided there was nothing for it, but to pull over onto the hard shoulder and wait. Others followed suit and it wasn’t long before all three lanes were flooded with icy slush. By the time I entered Chepstow, the sun was blazing – a calm that continued until the ceremony…

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