My 1st Double Exposures

2015-03-09 17.45.09

A  multiple exposure is the superimposition of two or more exposures to create a single image. This imaging technique is easy enough to manipulate on digital devices, such as on a computer, but there is something special about the in-camera chemical reaction that takes place there in your hands, and when you see the result, it’s like a neat & unique surprise — a truly one of a kind picture. Some people hate the randomness with a passion, which is understandable because commercially it is considered unprofessional. However, if you’re anything like me, it is quite easy to fall in love with the low-fi aesthetic of analogue film photography. I love it!

Anyway; I’ve decided that this year will be the year I get back into photography, all analogue and mostly experimental. So with my newly acquired secondhand Lomo LC-A+, I decided to try something I’ve always wanted to — the multiple exposures on a single frame of film photo.

Firstly, I aimed the camera at the table because I thought it had a good texture, then I aimed behind me. I waited until there was no one in frame, then snapped the picture.

A life drawing session down by the Auckland waterfront provided me with another opportunity to experiment with my new camera technique, with the life models proving to be interesting subjects in and of themselves:

I’m still a bit green with reading and using light sensitivity controls, but just looky!!!


Mmm, photographic surrealism. Me and my exploits aside; if you would like to chill outdoors by the waterfront and sketch amid other creatives, do come along to the last drawing club session of the year, on APRIL 7, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, rain or shine. Live model, still life backdrops + live DJ provided. <> Plus if I see you there, I’d like to fuse your head with a Nīkau palm or something. Cool?

~ by Fionnlagh on March 10, 2015.

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