Happy Birthday: Nancy Rexroth
Nancy Rexroth is a contemporary photographer born on June 27th.
She is most well known for her series of photographs using the Diana Camera. The Diana camera was sold in the 1960's. It was made from cheap plastic and was intended to be a toy. Nancy was drawn to the atmosphere the camera created. Because it was poorly made light would sneak through the cracks to the undeveloped film creating a blurriness that fed her aesthetic and inspired the dreamy quality of her photographs.
"Plastic cameras are a simple and loving tonic for those who are frustrated and needing joy in their art work. How can you be at all serious, while using a camera that makes the sound of a wind-up toy every time you advance the film?"