Tonight I had a little Multiple Exposure photoshoot with Abigail from the coffee shop down the way. Interesting part is the more that I do this Multiple Exposure project (specifically the people/models and photos portion of it) the more I am finding that the second exposure, meaning the one that will determine the overlay on the first, is really hard to do on the spot.
Tonight I was shooting my portrait of Abi but finding that the second photo was difficult to find the right scene on demand. When I am shooting while walking about I can sometimes wander three or four blocks before I find something that is a interesting fit for the second photo. So shooting these in a photoshoot type setting is proving to be quite difficult. The prefect texture or scene is not always right there, and holding the photo in limbo only works for so long not to mention that you can’t really take another photo until you finish the one in the chamber so to speak. In upcoming shoots I think that I will use two cameras and have one be a film camera so I can just shoot photos of my person and then reload the roll and shoot the second photos.
Anyway these are not the Multiple exposures from the shoot. They are instead a combination of ‘I forgot to turn on the multiple photo setting’ and ‘the camera timed out waiting for the second shot.’ They are awesome!
I was a passenger in the X-terra today so I shot things I saw out the window. Like bridges. This is Golden Ears Bridge as seen from out the side window of the X-terra at 80kph. What you don’t see is the random man that was yelling and shaking a fist at us for… well…. I am not sure what he was yelling and shaking fists at us for… but you don’t see it in these photos.
I figure if I have to pay to cross an empty bridge then I should get some good photos out of it :) Shot with the AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm F/2.8 ED (god I love this lens)
Going though and developing the many many rolls of film that I have in my develop bin (some of which are from many many years ago) I often find ideas that I experimented with a while back but let fall to the wayside.
These are from my Public Washroom Series. Or at least will be my public washroom series when I pull it all together!
You see being that I always have a camera with me (even in the bathroom) I have started grabbing pictures of washrooms over the years. particularly the sinks. I love that there is a distinct lack of symmetry in most public washrooms even though it looks like there should be. I imagine this is due to the utilitarian nature of public washrooms as well as perhaps a little bit due to the dictation that plumbing tends to inflict on the washrooms design.
These are from the Nikon FG and were shot on Kodak 400 Black & White film.
some lovely Black & white film i just developed that was shot with the ever lovely Yashica