Tuesday, February 13, 2007

self portrait challenge - b&w to the TtV.

LeS through the viewfinder, 2007.

I have waxed poetic about the sometimes eerie/always fabulous photography phenom known as 'Through the Viewfinder' here before. I cannot seem to get enough of this way to capture an image. I think it is partly because I am a bit of purist when it comes to altering photographs other than the ever-handy crop with an occasional bump to the the color saturation/contrast thrown in.

Using the TtV process distorts the image before the shutter is ever released and, therefore, seems more 'contraptiony' and artistic than 'computery' to me. Having said that, I was lucky enough to receive Photoshop CS2 as a christmas gift from my girl B. Once I sink my teeth into that properly I may change my tune a little :).

But until then, some of the fruits of my TtV labor can be found in my 'i want my TtV' set over at Flickr. I joined the 'Through The Viewfinder' group on Flickr as well. Heck, this Saturday has even been dubbed 'World TtV Day' and I plan to get out there with my cameras and contraptions to feed this lovely obsession.

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More black & white selves are here.

6 Comments:

Blogger madness rivera said...

Hi L - I think the image is just gorgeous.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

...DITTO!

3:18 PM  
Anonymous kristen said...

I love how other-worldly this photo is.

2:50 AM  
Blogger luzie said...

what an interesting shot! love it!

5:15 AM  
Blogger Nessie Noodle said...

thanks for the links. I swear I am going to do this soon. I love the images that are produced.
and this is a awesome sp

10:35 AM  
Blogger Vedrana M. said...

love it, very misterious...dreamy

12:51 AM  

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