Diana Photo Wall

A few months before the baby was born I bought my husband a Diana mini camera. If you haven’t heard about them, or seen on before, they are pretty cool. You can read more info about them on the Lomography site.

He has taken hundreds of photos (72 1/2 frames fit on one role of film) and just recently he started going through them and vetting out the best ones. What used to be a photo gallery frame wall (of course I didn’t take any before pics, sigh) is now our ever rotating Diana photo wall. Dom painted a nice thick border to keep the wall from becoming an unruly mess of photos and he used these photo clips to align and hang everything. Here are the results:

Diana Photo Wall
Diana Photo Wall
Diana Photo Wall

Picture, Picture

A few weeks ago I ran into a post on Modern Kiddo about taking a vintage photo and rephotographing it in it’s original setting. I thought, how awesome is that! The photos they featured were inspiring. I was headed down to my childhood home for one last visit with my family before the baby comes and since my grandma has lived in her house for 30+ years I thought, I am sure I can find some photos to try out! So here are my results:

My Mom in Grandma's Backyard

My Mom in Grandma's Backyard

Grandparents in the Kitchen

Grandparents in the Kitchen

Me in the Kiddy Pool in Grandparent's Backyard

Me in the Kiddy Pool in Grandparent's Backyard - I really wish this one had turned out clearer!

It was actually hard to get the little point & shoot I have to get the depth right and have them come out relatively clear. The last one didn’t quite come out as well as I had hoped. But it was a fun project to try out!

Check out the post over at Modern Kiddo for some great picture in picture pictures!

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Last night I had some time before I had to catch a train to an appointment so I decided to walk around Millennium Park and take some shots with my iPhone. It was 20 degrees out and 5:30 at night, so it was pretty dead. It was great to get shots of some of the iconic places you forget about when you live in a big city like Chicago. You see them everyday and they lose their importance and wonder. But last night was perfect, cold and frozen.

Chicago's Cloud Gate Sculpture

Cloud Gate Sculpture

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago

Crown Fountain - South View

Crown Fountain - South View

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Front on View of Cloud Gate

Snow Covered View of Cloud Gate

North View of Crown Fountain

North View of Crown Fountain