• I did my first paid photoshoot in 2 month after I bought my first DSLR camera. I got paid $7 and spent $5 on the bus ride.

  • I learned English in Moscow subway while riding the train to the University (2.5 hours there and 2.5 hours back).

  • I used to do lots of rope jumping. You know, this thing when they put the harness on you and you jump from the rooftops.

  • I'm completely self taught in photography and editing. I also learned how to do graphic design when I was 15.

  • I have masters degree in Public relations.

  • I discovered that I can run fast when the alligator I was taking pictures of decided to chase me for a bit. That was in Florida.

  • Sometimes I teach salsa and bachata.

  • Almost every day I hear that I look like I'm 16. 

  • I'm 26 and I take it as a compliment.

  • My husband proposed to me at the first date.                       Well, actually at the first phone call even before we met. 

  • I always drink tea. Well, every Russian does.

  • I don't drink vodka.

  • I have friends almost all over the world. 

  • One of the craziest shoots I've done was the one with the floating bed in the ocean. It was hard because the bottom wasn't even and I almost dived a few times with my camera.

  • My husband is from Hawaii. I work there from time to time and during my recent trip I met a beautiful group of locals who I ended up teaching bachata right there.

  • One time I was photographing the wedding in Moscow and the bride has asked me to take the mike and lead the party. I did. I still took all the pictures though. 

  • I photographed my own wedding. Bad decision. Very bad decision.

  • When I was 19 I was privileged to meet Peter Langone - one of the most famous commercial photographers in the US. When he saw me- he smiled and pinched my cheek. I didn't speak English back then. So just pinched his cheek back. 

Diana Lange & Peter Langone

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