09 Nov

Surreal portraiture

Blurred face - Kirsti

Week 26 - An experiment

A few weeks ago I came up with the strange looking portrait of myself for my 52 weeks series. The idea was inspired by double-exposure shots, which can’t be done with digital as far as I know. I decided to take four shots of myself, one sharp, and the others as I shook my head from side to side, and then overlay them in photoshop. I liked the resulting surreal effect so much I’ve decided to shoot other people in a similar manner and create a series of these portraits. Kirsti was my first model, and she looks just as strange as I do. Who shall be next…?

2 comments

  1. A few DSLRs apparently do multiple-exposures in-camera (it’s a software trick, of course), but it’s apparently easy to do this as a composition trick in PhotoShop and its ilk.

    Nonetheless, charmingly creepy!

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