I think it must have been about a year ago that I started following the flickr group Through The Viewfinder, where people use digital cameras to snap shots through the viewfinders of old-school twin lens reflex cameras & end up with these amazing, dusty, black-framed, square-format results.
So, inevitably, about a week ago I decided that I needed to try it for myself. I'm not sure why it took me so long; possibly because I'd only been paying attention to the photographic end result & so hadn't noticed how completely gorgeous these cameras are. Photos aside, I would be very happy to have a lineup of these little beauties on my shelf.
This is from my first bumbling attempt. It's not hard, exactly, but it's physically awkward & a little visually disorienting. But just look at that light. (This is straight out of my D70, except for cropping.)
I am utterly won over.
In a dorky, crushed-out, mix-tape making, tiny portrait painting kind of way.