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by Chris Landsberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm •  Published: December 30, 2009
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL / ALL CITY MUG SHOTS: Stanley Johnson of Douglass High School on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, in Oklahoma City, Okla.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL / ALL CITY MUG SHOTS: Stanley Johnson of Douglass High School on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

If you missed the Sports department’s High School All State Sports 2009 that was published earlier his week, you missed some interesting photographs by Staff Photographer Chris Landsberger. He used a small, plastic camera called a Diana Fplus to photograph high school athletes in the studio at The Oklahoman. Like a Holga, the Diana is made completely of plastic, and is not exactly light proof. The seams of the camera aren’t lightproof, so just a little bit of light gets in darkens the corners of the image.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL / ALL CITY MUG SHOTS:  Julian WIlson of Southmoore High School on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, in Oklahoma City, Okla.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL / ALL CITY MUG SHOTS: Julian WIlson of Southmoore High School on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

Other than playing with Holga and Diana cameras for fun, The Oklahoman staff is completely digital. The equipment used to process film was donated to the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond around 1997. Landsberger took the film to be processed at Epperson Photo here in Oklahoma City, and then used a scanner to get the pictures into the computer and store them in the archives.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL / ALL CITY MUG SHOTS:  Sonny Puletasi of Lawton High School on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, in Oklahoma City, Okla.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL / ALL CITY MUG SHOTS: Sonny Puletasi of Lawton High School on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

-John Clanton

by Chris Landsberger
Assistant Photography Editor
Chris Landsberger is a native of Oklahoma and, as a photographer, has been able to travel coast to coast and everywhere in between to cover news for the last 13 years. He has been a part history that included coverage of Oklahoma City bomber...
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