File Magazine published an interesting series of New York City photographer Robert Vizzini all taken with a toy camera (Diana). You can find the images either at File Magazine or at his personal website under Toy camera
Growing up, prison pictures and gangster films made a big impression on me. It was Bogart, Cagney, Raft in the moral dramas that portrayed life behind the walls and what got you there. Fortresses populated by guards and inmates — cauldrons of fear and hatred.
Visions of Sing Sing, The Big House, Leavenworth — and Alcatraz, always Alcatraz. These images filled my head. Visiting San Francisco in 1997, I was thrilled at the prospect of seeing Alcatraz, a.k.a. “The Rock,” “The Devil’s Island of the U.S.” — the place they put the “worst of the worst.”
The day wore on, I set up my tripod and 4×5, trying to capture something of the mystique of this isolated place, but it was clicking away with my trusty Diana that seemed to feel right. The cellhouse, flat bar cells, round bar cells, solitary confinement, the hole, shaving station, the kitchen, library, skylight in cellblock B, the mess hall, guard towers, the officers club, lighthouse, the warden’s house. -read more here.