I recently ordered a Diana Camera and will be playing around with it for the first time this weekend. In anticipation, I began looking up toy cameras and pinhole photography. My searches lead me to photographer Scott McMahon, who uses many different photographic methods to achieve stunning results.
A spectacular series called Bioluminescent is described as follows: “In this series fireflies were carefully collected and placed inside boxes and jars containing leaves, grass, twigs, flowers soil and light-sensitive material (usually color transparency film). As the fireflies lit-up inside the containers they not only exposed their own image, but that of the objects within. In these images of minute worlds the firefly creates the structure of a surreal landscape, leaving its impression and preserving its mark.”
See the artist’s website for more great work.