I haven’t been updating this site as much as I should. I do apologize for that. In the meanwhile, here is something I wish was happening two weeks ago when I was in Toronto. If you are in the area, please Check it Out.
OFFICIAL LOMOGRAPHY PRESS RELEASE
Diana World Tour Toronto:
September 8th – September 29th
The Diana World Tour has finally made its way to Toronto! Come to the Lomography Gallery Store Toronto between September 8th and September 29th to catch a glimpse of the world-famous Detrich Collection, Vignettes from Coast to Coast photo exhibition and the Custom Clones Collection being auctioned off for charity. Team that up with a month of Diana F+ inspired workshops and all the greatest deals on Diana F+ products, as well as not one BUT TWO awesome parties and you’re in store for an all-out Diana F+ riot!
Lomography Gallery Store Toronto
536 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2B5
T: (647) 352.6702
The Diana World Tour includes:
The Detrich Collection – a collection of over 100 vintage Diana cameras and Clones amassed by Mr. Allan Detrich – By tirelessly searching its many hidden nooks and crannies, and by placing a hell of a lot of Ebay bids, Mr. Allan Detrich was able to amass what must be the most incredible, diverse, and mouth-watering collection of Diana cameras and Diana clones in the entire world.
Vignettes from Coast to Coast photo exhibition – featuring Lomographs captured with the plastic lens of the Diana F+ inspired by Canada…be it the people we love, places we feel at home, moments snapped in perfect squares that represent the country and what it means to live here.
Customized Clones Exhibition, being auctioned off for charity – Each clone is a complete one-of-a-kind and will be on silent auction for the duration of the Diana World Tour, with proceeds going to a charity of the artist’s choosing.
Thursday, September 8th, 2011; 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Diana World Tour Toronto Opening Party!
You are cordially invited to attend the Opening Party of the Diana World Tour at the Lomography Gallery Store Toronto! Feast your eyes on the world-famous Detrich Collection made up of over 100 Vintage Diana F+ Clones, Vignettes from Coast to Coast photo exhibition and the Custom Clones Collection being auctioned off for charity. Live entertainment, free gifts, delectable snacks and liquid libations await as well, culminating in a night sure to satisfy all your senses and truly kick off the month-long celebration of all things Diana with a bang!
Saturday, September 10th 2:00 – 4:00 pm
It wouldn’t be the Diana World Tour without the Queen of all workshops! Join us for the most popular of all workshops as we get hands-on with the Diana F+
Sunday, September 11th 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Make your own Clone!
In the spirit of all things Diana, take a walk through the incredible Detrich Collection, the Custom Clones for charity and then make your very own clone! Bring your Diana F+ (or buy a new one at 10% off to be used in the workshop) and take advantage of all our craft-tastic materials to create your one-of-a-kind Di(y)ana F+! This workshop is Free!
Friday, September 16th 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Diana Tours the Red Carpet!
By now you should have recovered from the Opening party and can get on the bus with the Lomography Gallery Store Toronto…giant red double-decker bus that is!!! Be a tourist during one of the hottest events of the season – TIFF! This is a great excuse to photograph all those red carpet events & celebrities!
Saturday, September 17th
Diana’s little sister : Diana Mini
This little wonder is actually two cameras in one. In this workshop we explore all the tricks and techniques that the Diana Mini is capable of!
Sunday, September 18th
120 Film Fanatic
Film addiction is one of the greatest analogue pleasures but with such a wide variety out there, choosing the right film can seem over whelming at first. Let us help! All things 120 from the deep contrasts of black & white films to the colour-dripping madness of colour negative films…find the perfect roll for your Diana F+.
Thursday, September 22nd
Light Painting with Diana F+
Light up Toronto with colour-splashed, flash-popped, light-streaked Lomographic masterpieces! You know how fun this workshop is…now become an expert and learn all the amazing techniques when we light paint with the Diana F+!
Saturday, September 24th
Diana F+, Accessories! (Advanced)
Have the basics down from attending the Diana F+ Starter Workshop and just dying to know more? Curious about getting your hands on some of the Lomographic accessories you learned about in the Diana Dialogues? This brand new workshop gives you the first crack at trying out the collection of Diana F+ accessories!
Thursday, September 29th
Diana World Tour Happy Hour!
The Diana World Tour is quickly coming to an end and we want to share all the amazing memories of the past month! Mingle with your new friends and fellow Toronto Lomographers in a social hour complete with cool photos, cocktails, and memories from the entirety of the Diana World Tour Toronto!
Diana World Tour Toronto Closing Party!
Join us as we bid farewell to our month-long celebration of all things Diana! Get a last look at the world-famous Detrich Collection, and the Vignettes from the Coast to Coast photo exhibition then make your final bids on the Custom Clones. Live entertainment, free gifts, delectable snacks and liquid libations await as well. Free and open to the to the public.
Past Diana World Tours: The Diana World Tour has made it’s way to the following cities to date -starting in Hong Kong in August 2008, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Porto, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Riga, Berlin, Paris, NYC, London, Australia, and most recently Milan. Next stop Toronto!
WHAT THE HELL IS LOMOGRAPHY?
The Lomographic Society International is a globally active organization dedicated to experimental
and creative snapshot photography. Boasting over a half-million members across the world, the
concept of Lomography encompasses an interactive, vivid, blurred and crazy way of life.
Through our constantly expanding selection of innovative cameras & photographic accessories, we
promote analogue photography as a creative approach to communicate, absorb, and capture the
world. Through the efforts and skill of our Lomographic Society members, we seek to document the
incredible planet around us in a never-ending stream of snapshots – literally a global “Lomographic”
portrait as seen through the eyes of countless individuals and cultures.
The Future is Analogue!
Cheers! I hope it goes well.