Catherine Olszowy

Catherine Olszowy −LomoHome Pussylove: “I like the fact it is so light and so easy to use...” − See her Gallery

Tell us a little about yourself...
I am a schizophrenic photographer. I like crazy experiments and "dirty" output on the pictures. For this, the Diana F+ is perfect, it allows many ways of taking pictures...

How did you first discover the Diana F+?
I was shooting with the old super heavy Zenith of my dad and I just saw the Diana Hong Meow in a Lomography shop. I loved the size straight away, its light weight, the many possibilities you have to change lenses, it just seemed perfect! Of course it took me a while to choose between the "clones" but Hong Meow was my choice and I'll never regret it!

Describe the Diana F+ in 5 words
Light, Polyvalent, Creative, Minimalistic, Schizophrenic

What's your favorite feature of the Diana F+ and why?
I like the fact it is so light and so easy to use. I carry it in my bag everywhere I go, with the fisheye, telephoto lens and the 55mm wide angle and I switch from one to another depending on situation...

If you could shoot any subject with the Diana F+, who or what would it be?
I love to shoot older people, I think they have very expressive faces and I would love to make a series of portraits in a retirement house.Talking about somebody famous, I'd love to shoot Elle Fanning, in a forest, with the telephoto lens.

Do you have any advice for Diana newcomers?
I would advise newcomers not to go straight away for the 35mm back or instant back but to use the Diana F+ in its original version and shoot as much as they can to learn how to frame and control the light/exposure. And bring it everywhere!!!! You never know, you might miss a really good shot!