Pause - Diana Photographs by Reed Weimer

Pause - Diana Photographs by Reed WeimerCore New Art Space, 6501 West Colfax, Denver CO 80214fri31marAll Daysun16apr(All Day)

Photo Credit

Reed Weimer

Event Details

Pause – Diana Photographs by Reed Weimer
March 31 – April 16, 2023
Opening Reception: March 31, 5 – 10 pm
Core New Art Space, Lakewood

Gallery hours: Friday 5 – 10 pm, Saturday / Sunday, Noon – 5 pm


To celebrate the 2023 Month of Photography Denver festival, artist Reed Philip Weimer  is exhibiting a collection of photographs he made with a Diana camera.

“Back around 1990 I was talking with my photographer friends Mark Sink, Eric Havelock Baile and Shaun Gothwaite. I mentioned that I was bored with my 35mm SLR Minolta. Soon thereafter they generously handed me some Diana cameras along with instructions for preparing them to work properly. They promised that l wouldn’t be bored, and they were correct. These were the only cameras I used for quite a while.

A Diana or one of its variants were originally plastic toy cameras made in Hong Kong in the 1960s. They cost a dollar at the Dime store or you might win one at a carnival for knocking over enough bottles. They are real cameras, however, and can take striking photographs with a vignetted image that resembles a dream or memory with clear focus only in the center, the rest fading out around the edges. (The Diana has been used to specifically take soft focus, impressionistic photographs somewhat reminiscent of the Pictorialist Period of artistic photography, branded in contemporary times as Lomography.) Lots of things can go wrong when you use one these little guys and that’s part of the deal. Sometimes everything goes wrong. Their primitive nature leads you to look at things differently and their surprising results lead you to appreciate different things. Thanks for taking a look.” — Reed Philip Weimer

About the Artist

Based in Denver, Reed grew up in Colorado and graduated from CSU in 1981. An active member of the Denver art community he has shown his art in galleries and museums. Reed taught art with Young Audiences’ Artist in Residence Program and Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado, Art Reach, The Art Students League and Denver Public Schools.

Reed and his wife Chandler Romeo received awards from the Denver Art Museum and the Mayor of Denver for their development of the Navajo Street Arts District.

Reed’s artwork is in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Kirkland Museum, the Boulder Public Library, The Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Kaiser Permanente, Newmont Mining, Qwest, The Children’s Hospital, Delta Dental, and the City of Brighton.  His work is also in many private collections.

Reed maintains an active art studio in Denver, where he is currently working on paintings, prints, and photographs.


March 31 (Friday) - April 16 (Sunday)


40 West Arts District

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