Through the Viewfinder


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 :)!

♡ Nikki

8 comments :

  1. how amazing is that photography :) it's almost like you were transported back in time.

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  2. Leuk! Jaren geleden heb ik het ook een tijdje gedaan. Je moet inderdaad een zwarte kartonnen 'koker' maken om doorheen te fotograferen. Succes!

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  3. Such a cute little camera! And I love the "fuzzy" pictures<3

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  4. That is a beautiful camera! I just got a kodak brownie camera and did the same thing with mine. I would love to see you use 35mm in it!

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  5. that camera is so cute! i have been wanting one like it. i can't wait to see the images you get once you get the hang of it! the first ones were already cute!

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  6. Ah! Ik zie het al! Wat ontzettend cool (Oooww als ik toch meer tijd had, dan zou ik wel 100 camera's bezitten, zo leuk die experimenten!)

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