This project is an examination of double exposure, which is two or more individual exposures to create a single photograph. Part of what inspired me to go for double exposure was to play more around with my images I took with my camera and another part of me was inspired by double exposure images that I have seen on the website, Tumblr. I saw on my dashboard that someone rebloged some images of nature with a woman’s face, as if the flowers had a face. I wanted to take some images as if there were ghosts around, so I set up the tripod so that the exposures were the exact same (the wind made it hard to) so that it would look as though there are two of the same people with the same background. Some of the images seen have my model create movement and capturing it as if her soul was reaching out of her or leaving her. In one of the images shows the model sad, and another picture of her happy, as if to tell a story or show that the model’s soul is mocking her. While some of the images that I took were just two completely different pictures with different exposures and backgrounds and just overlapped them, in order to create the effect that the trees had eyes, to make it mysterious and creepy.
I used the program Photoshop in order to create the double exposure effect, since my camera does not allow me to do so. I overlapped the images and then changed the opacity of the top layer, making the picture as though it is slightly see through, so both images show. I wanted to have fun with this project by making my model seem as though she is just staring at herself in a creepy way, or staring at herself (as seen in some of the images) along with putting two images together to make one interesting and picture (such as a moth over my model’s lips). I want the viewer to feel something, whether they like the idea that they should try something new or think about what all 12 pictures have in common (isolation comes to mind). I was trying something new with experimenting with double exposure photography and just having fun editing the pictures. Enjoy!