ttv (through the viewfinder) photography

Description

this technique requires an old camera with a square, convex mirrored viewfinder–a kodak duaflex is ideal and that is what was used to create these images. the viewfinders have dust and dirt on the mirrors inside due to age, and scratches on the surface. these irregularities, coupled with the square format and chubby self-vignetting, create unique and beautiful images–but they cannot be made by shooting with the camera itself, as the unique image is what is seen on the viewfinder–which is not the lens. these images were created by using dslr and a makeshift tube made from cardboard to capture the image. enjoy.