My super reliable and photogenic model-friend Gytha made time in her busy travel schedule to stop by my house for an hour this week. Canadian-born, Icelandic by citizenship, currently Kent, England for university. She truly is one of those "citizens of the world" I keep hearing about. It seems like she's absorbing and loving everything life has to offer a 22 year old living abroad. And doing it with the self-assured maturity of a seasoned mid-lifer.
She's up for anything, even when that anything is "I'm not sure what we'll shoot, probably just experiment." We chat and she tells me about her busy and exciting life.
So, double exposures. Nothing new. Defo been done before. I had an instructor at university who, when presented student images for critique, would say "Well, it's been done before, but it hasn't been done by YOU before. So keep going."
Sometimes double exposures are a happy accident (but only if you're shooting film. The images below are digital, which means I meant to do it) and other times they're a cliché. These aren't accidents and I can't tell yet if they're cliché, but it was fun, and I liked making them. Really, that's all that matters to me these days. Doing something I like and making something that brings me a bit of joy. It doesn't have to have a lot of meaning, I just have to like doing it.
I hope you're doing things that bring you joy, too.
Places I've been, people I've seen.