Wow nothing good lasts literally. Money jobs people family. Fuckin nothing. I mean honestly. There’s only a period if time when something great happens. When that moment comes around take it, embrace that mother fucker, grab its balls and never let go. But a time comes and you slip. Goes right through your fingers. And there’s nothing you can do. Life is a bitch. A fuckin time bomb. Then comes the moment your all alone. No one is there. You have no job no money no friends or family and no life. Just wanting to grab a shovel and start digging your grave. Cause at that moment you feel like that’s how it’s gonna end. Life is just a deceiving bitch turning your life in every which way without your consent.
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!”