Red Plums, Blue Bowl

For the past year, I have been practicing a style of photography called, 'through the viewfinder' (TtV). This is a technique, which employs the use of two cameras at once. In this case an 80 year old ground glass 4"x5" camera is focused on my arranged still life of plums. My digital Nikon camera is then used to capture an image of the ground glass viewfinder on the back of the 4"x5" camera.

The grainy distortion and scratches from the old ground glass which give the image a painterly look (without photo manipulation), is part of what I enjoy about this style of photography.

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Val Cox

About Val Cox

I have a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. I am a product designer by trade and a hot glass artist and still life photographer for fun. I live in Buck's County Pennsylvania with my husband, and two children.