Christoffer Relander Merges the Beauty of Nature with the Human Form

All photos by Christoffer Relander. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Despite its analog origins, double exposure remains a popular creative technique, even for the digital photographers of today. This is now easy with all the technology available, whether you opt to do it on post or in-camera. Given that we’re more interested in what photographers can do in-camera, we’ve been fascinated with the double exposure series done by Christoffer Relander — both in medium format film and digital using a Nikon D700. Today, we take a look at another series showcasing his impressive doubles and multiple exposures done in camera, where he blends the beauty of foliage with the human form.

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These Stunning Double Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander Were Done in Camera

All images by Christoffer Relander. Used with Creative Commons permission.

While double (and even multiple) exposure photography is a technique often left to the experimental world of analog photography, it’s still possible to play around with it using digital cameras. Finland-based fine art photographer Christoffer Relander gives us a glimpse of the creative possibilities offered by this technique through his stunning series of double-exposed portraits taken using a Nikon D700.

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Christoffer Relander Collects Landscapes in Jars By Using Double Exposure

All images by Christoffer Relander. Used with permission from Anders Lönnfeldt

Photo manipulation has growing popularity due to the increasing versatility of image editing software such as Photoshop. However, Christoffer Relander went the extra mile to create his own photo manipulation of fitting a slice of real world scenes into jars by shooting analog multiple exposures on medium format film.

Christoffer Relander’s ongoing project of double exposures is called Jarred & Displaced, showing different scenes of landscapes he shot as if he has put them into jars. Christoffer revealed that this project has roots from his childhood dreams of both collecting and conserving environments with most landscapes shot in the countryside in the south of Finland. All the photographs were shot on medium format film which Christoffer then developed and scanned himself without any further editing in any software such Photoshop.
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Double Exposure Blends Nordic Nature and Hong Kong in “Neonland”

Double exposure remains a powerful technique for creative portrait work, but Christoffer Relander shows us that it also works great for juxtaposing vastly different locations.

When it comes to creative photography techniques, double exposure (and even multiple exposures) remains a favorite of experimental photographers. As we’ve previously seen in the works of Christoffer Relander, it’s perfect for creating dreamy silhouette portraits whether in color or black and white. If you’re wondering what else can be done with this technique, the Finland-based fine art photographer has yet another impressive example; juxtaposing two locations that are immensely different from each other in every way.

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5 Photographers Show Hong Kong in all its Mesmerizing Glory

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Hong Kong is a special place, especially for photography. Whether you shoot street or architecture, it’s is the perfect hub for making compelling photographs. We’ve had the pleasure of receiving many submissions from photographers shooting in Hong Kong; we’ve published many of them. So when we decided to do a round-up of our favorites, we were almost spoilt for choice. But we got to our final selection in the end, and now it’s time to share it with you.

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Stefano Gardel Imagines a Cyberpunk Neon Future in Japan

All photos by Stefano Gardel. Used with Creative Commons permission.

The neon trend may not garner the same interest it once did: we can’t blame those who think this trend has become overdone. But with the right idea and great execution, it can still net some really interesting work. Case in point is the cyberpunk imagery largely inspired by movies like Blade Runner. We’ve seen some really impressive ones in the past and we’re glad to add one more to the list. This time, it’s a re-imagining of Japan by Swiss fine art photographer Stefano Gardel.

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