Exploring Photography… TtV
TtV is an acronym for Through the Viewfinder. TtV is a photographic technique in which the photograph is shot with one camera through the viewfinder of a second camera. The viewfinder of the second camera acts as a type of lens filter. The most common technique is shooting a digital camera through a TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) camera. Depending on the model of TLR, the image may have an old-fashioned feel to it, often with vignette (frame), blurred edges, distortion and dust. The TtV technique can also be emulated with photo editing software. TtV images are usually square, as TLR cameras used 120 roll film and shot square format.
Fine art photographs should be preserved by mounting on acid-free backing, and framed behind UV glass. Photographs should be kept out of direct sunlight to prevent damage to the image.
Below are some wonderful TtV photographs. As with all of my featured art/artists these are pieces I would purchase for myself or as a gift.
- Simplexity by Irene Suchocki
- I Dream of Plastic Summers by Elgarbo’s Art
- Surf Wagon by Jeremy Klapprodt
- The Collection, Number VIII by Gilding Lillies
- Glory by Susannah Tucker
- Mellow by Gothic Colors
- The Unfolding by Gayle Ketzel
- Summer Rain by Citrus Tree Designs
- Le Manege 1 by Marc Loret
- Peacock by Silvia Reitsma