I bought my Diana Mini out of necessity when I was in Beijing a few years ago, as my digital camera decided to finally stop working on the very first day of my stay there.
I had only been walking around Sanlitun for an hour when I saw the Lomography store, and realised here was my chance to not miss any more photo opportunities. At less than $100, including a few rolls of film, it seemed worth it at the time, and it absolutely was.
I have knocked this poor thing around quite a bit, but the simple plastic construction just won’t break. Apart from the lens cap, which I lost on the third day, of course.
Though I have to admit, sharing photos takes me a while – I am pretty sure I still have a roll or two of film shot about a year ago.
The above illustration was a result of me feeling like drawing something boxy, and when I needed something more on the page I resorted to origami, which I had just been busy with at work. I guess it turned into a proper hipster sketch.