Chapter 16. Light Leaks and Color Bleeds

Instead of trying to reproduce exactly what I see before me, I make an arbitrary use of color to express myself more forcefully.

—Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890)

Many years ago, a truly talented photographer friend of mine named Diana mentioned that she’d always wanted a Diana camera. Being a filmmaker working in post I had no idea what that was, so I checked eBay, and, sure enough, there were a handful of plastic Diana cameras available. When I received it, I was amazed at the simplicity of this cheaply made, boxy camera with its plastic lens and all-manual operation. Around that same time, another friend of mine purchased a Holga, embarking on an exploration of deliberately low-fidelity photography that ...

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