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So after days and days of mental overload and inspirational constipation, I finally had a moment of artistic release. For some reason, I have been experiencing so many ideas, but have been simultaneously overwhelmed by them, giving me this kind of dear-in-the-headlights mental reaction. So all in all I had gotten a whole lot of nothing done. Today marks the end of a visual/photographic road block. For this week. This latest body of work is called Skin. It has been floating around in my head since I finished Second Nature II about a month ago. Of course, the whole premise of all of my double exposure work is some happen-stancery, so it can only be conceptualized in as much as the gist of what I see in my head. The rest is left up to visual chance and the photo gods.
So lets talk about the process. For these, I knew that I wanted two specific things–texture and form. I imagined skin and body parts melding, seamlessly blending, and creating visual landscapes that make the viewer work to find beginnings and ends. I did not know however what they would look like when I finished shooting. These types of double exposures are only difficult in the amount of work it is to balance all light sources evenly to get a good exposure. I would be happy to do a video tutorial on this process if I see enough interest expressed. These shots, like all of my double exposures, were shot IN CAMERA, which means they were not created in Photoshop. I did use Photoshop, however, to make some adjustments–increasing contrast, exposure, and some sharpening, etc.
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