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.
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.
My first editorial shoot is now live, you can read it on The Daily Dot. It’s a series I did about Twitch.TV’s new offices in SF. I thought it would be cool to use the photos to tell a story of the office’s vibe, rather than just one single image of each scene, so I used my LC-Wide camera to shoot wide angle shots while only advancing each shot half a frame (so the shots would overlap). This gives a sort of double-exposed border where each image blends into each other, meaning the whole film roll looks something like this:
Finally picked up some rolls of film from our Hawaii “workation”. My favorite shots are some of the underwater scenes that I caught with my LC-Wide and some 800 ISO Lomo film. I’m super glad I broke down and bought the Krab underwater case that fits all the LC-A models. This batch of half-frame advance shots with a little bit of double exposure is my favorite from Maui.