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Diana cameras are a plastic bodied cameras using 120 or 35mm film. They are problematic, unpredictable, stubborn with their focus, but when they do work, they produce some of the most beautiful images and artistic light leaks. 

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Diana, if you didn’t know already, and this is my  virtual home–a place I spend more time at than my real home–I’m not  entirely sure how that is possible, but it is.

This is my blog about everything I love- photography, reading, homemaking, and shopping to name a few. It began ten years ago through Live Journal and has made it's own to Squarespace. I used to have a photography shop on Etsy but have retired that long ago. My work has been featured on the Front Page, Apartment Therapy, Elle Magazine, along with other magazines and blogs. 

I'm celebrating my third decade, and I’m loving everyday of it. I'm married to a brilliant writer, Scott Douglas, who writes for McSweeney's and published a book, Quiet Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian, you should check out. We had an amazing library themed wedding that would make Nancy Pearl proud. On October 2, 2013, we welcomed our first baby, Mordecai Max La Counte, a healthy baby boy at 40 weeks and 6 days. He was stillborn due to a cord accident but we believe he was still born. We celebrate him daily. He's the topic of some of my posts, you can read here

Blogging is my full time job, but I work part time for a small digital publishing company, and do freelance work on the side. I run a digital magazine for women who love gadgets, Gadchick with my beautiful friend, Aline

I get asked often what kind of camera I use and currently my go-to's are a Canon 70D, Canon PSS95, and an iPhone 5S. My favorite lens right now is the "Pancake" lens from Canon. I lightly edit my photos with iPhoto and Adobe Elements. I'm currently learning Lightroom 5!  

I take photos for the joy of it, I have a digital scrapbook of sorts, you can like me on Facebook if you do, my music library is a little questionable, I love Twitter, constantly on Instagram, and I’m still (wishfully) waiting for Oceanic Flight 815 to return.

I like photography. I like cats. I love libraries. I love gadgets. I like tattoos (all done by Sid Stanvoitz and no one else!) These are my favorite  tangible assets in my life, but these do not define who I am.  And I like you, whoever you are.

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit,  and say hello ♥