I used the Holga and Diana a tad over the past four years, a roll each, perhaps. They've been tucked away. I never forgot them, just forgot I wanted to shoot them. The Reality So Subtle was an eBay purchase from more than a year ago and finally used for the first time last month.
I read a blog post earlier today by Monika Danos on finding a new path after becoming ill recently, which has limited her ability to work in her darkroom. She ended the piece with:
"Art is a fight, and it is worth it."
Them's fightin' words.
I'm trying to make plans for myself. I need something to occupy my time as I heal, as I find my footing, otherwise I risk TV, bourbon, and inertia taking over.
I'm excited because I bought film to load in these guys. And I've decided to try the new Cinestill Df96 Monobath. Well, new to me, at least. I read about it for the first time when looking up chems to buy yesterday. I went ahead and ordered a couple of batches to try...because I'm gonna fight.
Links (no, I don't make money from these):Monika Danos website
Cinestill Df96 Monobath
Holga 120 WPC Pinhole Camera
Diana+ MEG Edition Camera
RealitySoSubtle 6x6 by James Guerin