January 1, 2001

New through old.

These square photos came from a "through the viewfinder" idea I took from friend and excellent photographer Tim Broyer. Tim brought me a Kodak Duaflex II, a medium format twin lens reflex camera from the early 1950s.

The idea is to shoot down through the old camera's square viewfinder. That way, I can create a digital image with the old and worn feel of this classic camera (sans Photoshop).

To make shooting simpler, I mounted the two cameras together for some semblance of portability using a piece of a boom stand from a drum set and two lighting umbrella adapters.

I put a piece of dryer tube and a black shirt sleeve between the two to block out extra light. And of course, there was much super glue and gaffer tape.

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