Look what came in the mail today :)! For a while I've seen the letters 'TTV' (Through the viewfinder) passing by on Etsy and blogs, with these gorgeous vintage photo's. I was very curious about what TTV meant and found out that these were photo's taken through the viewfinder of an old camera with a regular camera. I know this sounds a little crazy, but the results can be quite amazing!
Camera's used for TTV photography are camera's with a large viewfinder like this Kodak Duaflex from the fifties. There's also the 'Rolleiflex' or the 'Voigtländer' and probably more. I instantly needed one and being too impatient to thrift one I went to Marktplaats (a Dutch sort of Ebay) and found this Duaflex for a really great price.
Apart from it being this gorgeous, cute, tiny and very old camera, it's still usable and that's awesome! Not only for TTV photography, I need to get my hands on 620 film (which isn't made anymore though)...
I already tried taking some pretty photo's through the viewfinder, but it's not as easy as I thought. I probably need to build some sort of contraption like this one to make it more successful :). Here are the results:
I'm so looking forward to experimenting with this cute camera :)!