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instagram:

Looking through #viewfindersofthepast with @littlecoal

For more perspective-bending photos from vintage camera owners around the world, browse the #viewfindersofthepast hashtag. To see more of Eric’s life in Ohio through the lens of his Bosley, follow @littlecoal on Instagram.

When Ohio schoolteacher and Instagrammer Eric Ward (@littlecoal) received an old film camera that had belonged to his wife’s grandfather, the connection was instantaneous. “I immediately fell in love with the glass and the unique feel you get looking down through a viewfinder of that age,” he says. “I imagined all that he had seen through the same viewfinder and wanted to find a way to continue what he had started.”

Eric continues that story on Instagram with his camera, a Bolsey Model C Twin Lens Reflex from the 1950s with a top-down viewfinder. By taking a photo from above with his phone, Eric discovered he could capture two subjects at once: the camera itself and what the camera “sees” through its lens. “For me, it connected the camera’s past with today’s reality,” he says.

He started the #viewfindersofthepast hashtag to keep track of the photos he was taking, and over time it took off in the community. “Others have started to add photos from a variety of other film cameras,” he says, “which I think is perfect!”

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  • You'll get bored of me. And then, you'll send short replies till you don't reply anymore. And after that, you'll leave me. Just like everyone always do.
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Onga naman. Totoo naman talagang takot akong mawala ka eh. Sino bang hindi. Hirap kaya nung sinanay moko. Tapos iiwanan mo din ako. Ay anong kashitan un. Iniisip ko palang naiiyak nako. Hahahaha. Tangina. Wag kasi mangiwan. Masakit pre.

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Walang katapusang reaction paper. Hayyyy

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