This project is something I’ve heard about before and have wanted to try out for some time. I approached my good friend Paul and asked if he’d be interested in doing a double exposure challenge. The premise is pretty straight-forward. Run the same roll of film through two cameras to create multiple exposure images. Paul shot the roll of Ilford FP4 Plus 125 film first, rewound it, then passed it to myself to shoot. We both used our own Nikon F3s. We had no idea what the other person would be shooting and only got together to discuss the camera settings, (so the photos would be properly exposed), and lining up the sprocket holes so the photos would also line up.
This was a fun little challenge and something I’d definitely try again, but with a few modifications.
- Most of the images are really busy, with a lot of stuff going on, so next time, I’d stick with simpler subjects and emphasize on shape, texture and contrast.
- Most of the photos are confusing due to the content and don’t really make any sense, so maybe pick a theme or concept next time. For example in this series, Paul took some photos in a cemetery, and they just happened to get overlaid with photos I took at the subway station.
- Lastly, colour film might look better!
Below are a couple photos that came out rather well.
Camera: Nikon F3HP
Film: Ilford FP4 Plus 125
Developer: Kodak HC-110 Dilution B @ 21.7C for 7:50 minutes.
Scanner: Epson V850
Catalog ID: 2017-073