Before I shipped off the Diana F+ lomography camera for my giveaway last month, I took her for one last spin. My good photographer friend Shang Chen was in town for the week, and so I tagged along to help out at one of her shoots. Shang does these amazing in(SCP)iration shoots (SCP = Shang Chen Photography) which are a mix of lifestyle portraiture and fashion photography and are really all about letting your personality shine. Her subject– her gorgeous friend Rosie. We started off at Alameda shoreline and then headed over to Oakland’s Jack London Square. You can view the inSCPiration shoot on Shang’s blog, complete with behind-the-scenes photos from me. And of course, I also snapped off one roll of 120mm film, which I am sharing below! I took some of the things I learned from my first Diana F+ shoot and decided to get a little more creative this time with multiple exposures and overlapping frames. I absolutely love the imperfection of it all.
First up, Rosie layered with some texture from the dock, and a seagull perfectly perched.
Some light definitely leaked through the film, since the lomo camera really does not roll the film tightly. But I suppose we can just call it “character.”
I photographed this multiple exposure frame on the left by standing in one spot and pivoting around, snapping about 4 or 5 shots without advancing my film.
Sorry, Shang. I don’t know what happened to your face! We definitely see that you’re a Nikon girl though.
This last pairing makes me very happy. Lovin’ Life!
Rosie & Shang- Thanks for letting me tag along! This was definitely a fun experiment. What a vastly different world from the SLR photos we took!
By the way, a shoutout to Oscar’s Photo Lab in SOMA (San Francisco) for developing my film and scanning it onto a disc for me. These are not straight out of camera. They definitely needed a curves bump or two in Photoshop. But having your film scanned is such a timesaver!