After trying to manipulate the Bonsai I took photographs of, it really wasn’t working out the way my first developmental image did. I felt uninspired and anxious every time I had to work on it. After seeing the below first image from Sara Dyland, I was immediately intrigued! After looking up how she did it I realised it was double exposure and that my camera didn’t do it so I looked into how to do it in photoshop, it was then I realised I could do something with my already shot travel images with something similar. I’ve got many travel images I have taken over the years and have always wanted to do something with them other than just simply uploading them so I decided to give self portraiture a try and overlap my travel images.
When researching a little more how to perform ‘double exposures’ in photoshop I stumbled across Anette Ivanova. Her images immediately resonated with me and allowed me to develop my idea a bit further. She had a tutorial on how she did it (below) which helped and I was slowly starting to get my images to where wanted them to be, but not quite.
Finally narrowing down my idea it was the image and tutorial link below I was able to really cement the concept into what the final images would be. Black and white, high key, with lots of negative space. I spent a full 3 days on the final images as I didn’t have much time left to get them printed and ready for exhibition. Just a little bit of pressure!!!