Anne Arden McDonald:
Diana Camera Work
This series is about vagueness and images half-remembered from the subconscious. Each of these pieces is part of a series which, when seen together, creates a sensation of falling or floating. These images also remind me of a half-sleeping dream state, when we remember only parts of a dream and the parts become symbols. We wake with a head full of half-forgotten images that we try to piece into a linear story line--with this series I am trying to build mood without a specific narrative. I'm using a plastic Diana camera, shot of the "b" setting, to get this hazy , off-balance look. Because the camera has a plastic lens, everything is fuzzy and vignetted, and looks like it is coming up from under water or out of a dream.