Sunday, March 2, 2014

Human Nature

It's been such a long time since we last did a double exposure project, can it really be over 2 years? We've both been so tied up with work and other commitments in that time that it's a miracle we even got this one completed.
Our idea was to fuse the people and environments from our differing countries, indeed continents. This time we shot the project on black and white film and initially when I removed the film from the developing tank and saw we had severe overlapping issues on most of the images I was pretty miffed. But the more I looked at the final scanned images, I was drawn to the subtler areas, muted contrasts and often what can be seen in the black vertical strips. More than double exposures in fact, these are at times, triple even quadruple exposures.

Friday, November 25, 2011

project no 4: Architecture

A bit of a mixed bag this time for several reasons. It seemed that we both had to battle against poor light, and we ended up with bad exposures and horrible colour casts. And don't get me started on the dust but that's the fault of my lab, who are definitely for the chop.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

project no. 3: animal / vegetal

Suzie sent me a roll quite some time ago. Our next theme was animal/vegetal. Both being lovers of nature, we were equally looking forward to the results.

Unfortunately, most of the pics were bleached out. I have a fairly accurate hunch as to why ... it seems my moderately successful shots were indoors. Perhaps the sun was too bright for the outdoor pics. So a word of advice to you double exposure enthusiasts - stick to the magic hour! I made the grand assumption that mid-day sun would be safe if highly underexposed overtop of Suzie's pics. I'm realizing now, I should have done the opposite? Alas, you can check out my blog for the results of that.