have a collection of old cameras, and for years have thought about trying to combine an old camera with an iphone. I know, why not just try one of the thousands of vintage filters that replicate the look? I have, and they don’t really deliver. They are developers versions of a look, and thats like those plastic fences. Or Las Vegas. Yes it’s there, but a copy of the there.
Which isn’t really the real there. You see it on all those crappy repro signs that have been fake aged. Which to me is like the worst of the worst, since it’s truly fake on purpose. It’s a lie. Pure and simple. A facade. Honesty has a feel, and touch, and there is nothing more pure that timeless truth. And very very hard to achieve, which of course makes it special, and in the end, that is what you want. Okay, I wandered off the topic here, and if you are still reading this, I am talking about old photos and old cameras.
The lense and the way these old cameras worked is hy so many old photos are so bad, or good, it’s a fine line for sure.
So here is what I tried. I took a photo through the viewfinder and then tried to process it. It’s interesting to see how it might work, and the next step is to take the camera apart and try the lense taped onto the iphone.
But there is something cool about the way the photos were taken, and how to frame them. Since they appear backwards in the viewfinder, and in color and the photos would be in BW. And don’t even start on the crap inside the camera that makes a mess of any shot.