I’ve shared some of my panoramic double exposure film experiments here before, but I just wanted to share another batch from around my neighborhood, The Mission District in SF, and from Mission Cliffs Gym.
In case you are wondering, these WIDE shots were all captured on film, with no digital composing. I’d take a shot on my LC-Wide camera, advance the frame half as much as usual, then take another shot. The resulting shots create surreal landscapes that blend into each other and take up about 6 to 14 inches of 35mm film. You can see more analog photos in this style on my Flickr page.
I keep coming back to the intersection of digital and analog. A few years back I had a photo exhibit at Photobooth SF called “Analog:Glitch” which explored this idea with glitched images on Polaroid film. Since then, I’ve been messing around with other ways to combine these two worlds.
In this batch of double exposed photos, I started by creating a large set of digital glitch images then photographed each one with my SLR film camera (by just photographing my computer screen). I then reloaded the film and shot various images from around San Francisco. The resulting images were unplanned, but often lined up in interesting ways. (you can see the full album on Flickr)
I went out to the California State Yo-Yo Contest in Oakland, CA last month. I don’t enter contests anymore, I just like to show up and hang out. I met some new folks and traded tricks with old friends. These were all shot on my Lomography LC-A+, my go to camera, with some of this wonderfully aged 35mm film.
The LC-Wide is a wide angle version of Lomography’s famous LC-A+ camera. I love it’s wide angle lens, but my favorite feature of the LC-Wide is it’s half-frame advance. This feature is usually intended to be used with a plastic template that helps keep images from bleeding onto each other, but if you leave that template out and use the half-frame advance, you’ll get surreal montages of images bleeding into each other.
It’s best to only do 3 images at a time, or else you’ll get a really wide and short image… like this:
Here are some other examples the half-frame images bleeding into each other. Keep in mind, these are all shot in camera, with no editing afterwards.