People vs. Places or how to work with double exposures

posted on October 19th 2012 in Photography with 0 Comments

Photographers Timothy Burkhart and Stephanie Bassos have worked together to create this double exposure project. Both of them expose the same roll of film: one shoots people, the other one shoots places.

Since neither of them knows where or what the other has shot, there’s a big amount of pure chance into how each picture will come out. Even with that, sometimes the images manage to come together in some particularly spectacular ways.

The double exposure is one of those old techniques that digital cameras have never managed to really capture the magic of. For sure, some cameras will allow you to overlay images automatically, or you can always stack them in Photoshop, but that doesn’t really mean the happiness of two pictures coming together so in harmony directly from the negatives.

Statement of the project:

This is a photographic collaboration between photographers Timothy Burkhart and Stephanie Bassos. This double exposure project allow them to step back from having full control of the image making process and trust in one another while allowing coincidences to happen naturally on film. Stephanie exposes a full roll of 35mm film of only “people,” and Timothy reloads the film again into the same camera, to imprint only “places” and locations to the same roll. These images are all the end result of our ongoing series and are unedited negatives straight from the camera.

You can check the website of the hole project by clicking here.


Images credits: Timothy Burkhart and Stephanie Bassos, 2012.

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