Diana Instant

I’ve been on “holidays” for the last two weeks on the sunshine coast, hence my lack of post. During my holiday I ended up taking my film camera as well as digital.

A lot of people feel that film is archaic, companies should have stopped producing film once the digital revolution. They are probably right but I still love film. Perhaps it’s the hipster inside of me screaming to get out through analogue film or the it’s a part of me that won’t let film go. Either way I enjoy taking photos with film and getting unpredictable results. I thought I would share some of the photos taken with my diana camera.


Hall way




Artist Wanted

| Artists Wanted | In Focus : Pete Eckert (Lo-Speed) from Artists Wanted on Vimeo.

The remarkable story of blind visual artist Pete Eckert, a trained sculptor and industrial designer who lost his sight to Retinitis Pigmentosa but refused to give up art.


Women’s Weekly Recipe Cards

When cleaning out the house I found these interesting recipe cards from women’s weekly dating back from the 1970’s. Apart from the timely fade they were still in good condition. It was interesting to note how much food photography and design has change so much in the past 35 years.

Today’s presentation of food is all about appearance where as in the 1970’s in was all about taste. Much more care is put into the presentation,¬†when photographing food¬†today. Even catalogues from supermarkets take extra care in their presentation of food.

The cards from the 1970’s concentrate more on a homestyle feel, rather than an industrial kitchen feel of some recipe books today. Obvisously their target audience would have been readers of the women’s weekly magazine where as today the audience for cook books is much wider.

I’ve tried making a few recipes from these cards and I shall say they have been interesting.