When we found out RaChil at The Cwafty Blog had access to a 35mm film camera, we jumped on a project we've been wanting to do since our heads made a connection out of double exposures and film exchanges. Silkworm and I shot a roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 on a Pentax K1000, and then we handed it over to RaChil to shoot over it to make double exposures.
I think it's kind of marvelous that two photographers shot each of these
photos. And I still think it's awesome we've still never met. I feel
like I'm holding treasure when I hold one of these photos, like we've
connected our lives together just a little bit more than the connections
we've made over the Internet.
We shot 24 exposures each all together, but the eight below were my favorites. Some of them couldn't be developed, and one or two didn't double-expose, but we both took it as a learning experience as well. I'd tried to shoot shadowy things so her photos had places to be able to expose, because a photo can't expose on an already overexposed area, but sometimes I wasn't thinking. Then again, I also purposefully tried to frame a few photos that had only some shadowy parts combined with overexposed parts, like with the first three shots of the sunflowers and trees. These are the kind of shots photographers shoot when they want to make those portrait double exposures, where people's heads are filled with trees and flowers and cities.
I'd love to try it again someday. At the moment, I'm trying to save up for a few projects Silkworm and I want to work on, but if anybody has a 35mm film camera and would like to shoot double exposures with us in the future, please contact us! I think we'll be willing to pay postage by November, granted our projects are finished up by then like we hope them to be.