I got my first Plastic Camera when I was seven years old through the Bazooka Joe Bubblegum Comics. I shot some film, still have a couple of the original prints, and eventually forgot about it till many years later while attending the Otis Art Institue/Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles. I started to use the Diana camera in the mid Eighties, back when you could still find them in thrift stores for just a couple of bucks, and picked up quite a few. Eventually the Diana 151, became my main image making tool, and has been for almost thirty years.
Professionally, I make my living as printer, some of it still involves exhibition and fine art, but the tanks of chemicals for the fiber-based prints are long gone and sadly, much of the craft. After twenty plus years of increasingly technical printing for other people, it is time for me to dust off, tape up the old Diana 151's, expose some real film and get my hands wet in the darkroom again.