I’m currently taking GCSE Art (more about that in a future blog post, maybe) and the exam board’s first sketchbook theme is Natural Form. For most of the last school year, my whole class has been doing nature-based art pieces like ink and pencil observations of leaves and flowers.
I do really like that kind of thing, but I’ve never really gotten to use photography elements in my coursework – until a few months ago, where I got permission to do an extra piece, after I flailed a lot about how pretty multiple exposure photography is.
I took to Pinterest (Ah, Pinterest, ily my bby) to hunt down some photographers who made multiple exposure images that heavily featured all things natural, to coincide with my sketchbook’s theme. I took a lot of inspiration from beautiful artists like Aneta Ivanova and Christoffer Relander, amongst many others, whose images really stand out to me in the widely growing multiple exposure trend.I actually created some of the images in this post in other editing software before I got Photoshop – but half of them were made through teaching myself Photoshop skillz based on what I’d read on blogs I’d found through Pinterest.
I’m actually quite happy with the way they turned out! They’re far from perfect, but better than I thought they would be, and I’d love to try some more multiple exposure photography in the future. Maybe with a little more colour next time? Moody and dark was kinda the theme of this series and I’d love to experiment with something else.
CAMERA: canon eos 100d
LOCATION: portraits: at home (thanks lil bro) / sea: in amsterdam / trees: in local parks
DATE: july / august 2015