in class earlier this week i really enjoyed the photography talk. photography is my magic word and i soak that information up like a sponge, but it seems that as a result of a conversation or a comment made during class andrew did a small post about how the camera does lie. so when i read over the page he linked about the book faking it: manipulated photography before photoshop and saw the photos i immediately thought about my holga camera.
commenting on his post i mentioned my familiarity with multiple exposure (from shooting with my holga) and how you can do really neat things to manipulate the images/film. there are a lot of concepts that were very obviously in practice way before photoshop’s time as it is seen in photos from faking it, that i don’t think i would have thought possible before seeing those images. sometimes i forget that there were intelligent, photo-savvy people that were interested in these things before my time.
but with that said i wanted to share a few multiple exposure photos that i have taken with my holga. now mind you that these are from my first roll of film and i was still getting the hang of the camera and experimenting on my own, so they aren’t the greatest of shots.
the photo above is a triple exposure which means that i shot three different scenes in the same frame to make one photo. when you do this you have to be careful because sometimes exposing the same frame in the negative will overexpose the shot, meaning that it comes out too bright. i’m almost to that point, if not already there, with this one. however some of the brightness can be contributed to the white, brick building behind him.
with this one i can’t recall how many times i shot in this frame. you can see the railroad tracks in one shot, the street down town in another, and i feel like there could be one more here but i’m not sure because this was taken at least two summers ago, now. but at least you get a better idea of multiple exposures since there are, we’ll say two, two scenes pictured here.