Half Frame Camera by Diane Peterson


Our impression of the “American Pickers” usually happens once a week..on our days off my husband and I travel the “backroads”..just never know what we will find!

These pictures were made with an Olympus Pens EES, a half frame camera [more info here]. It was a recent gift from a friend..used this opportunity to try it out.


I am an American photographer living on the northern prairies of Idaho. However, my travels throughout the world have given me a perspective on my surroundings and have allowed me to “dream” when creating images I like to imagine are part of my reality. Off beat,sometimes quirky images emerge from my cameras. I like to explore alternative approaches to photography; much of the work I create is fueled by fragments of an imaginary existence. I use vintage, plastic and toy cameras as well as more modern slr’s and dslr’s. I develop all my own black and white film.

To see more of Diane’s work:




10 thoughts on “Half Frame Camera by Diane Peterson”

  1. My first two cameras were Olympus Pen F’s, 1967-1969 with which many photographs were taken and led me onto this wonderful world of visual imagery.
    Thank you for sharing these…..

  2. Diane, these are really wonderful, your view your world is filled with love, reverence and awe. I thank you for reminding me of the relationship I had with my 1/2 frame Olympus, it was my first real camera after using my fathers Brownie and it was favorite of mine – 72 images on a roll of film – wow! Both of my Olympus’ finally broke down after a lot of use.

  3. I like the way you’ve displayed these Diane, linking your talent to the half frame! Excellent!

  4. That’s pretty cool. I often make images to be displayed next to each other of the same “scene”. I like what you’ve done here.

Comments are closed.