Exposing Nature Within Humanity
July 29, 2012 10:45 AM   Subscribe

Christoffer Relander creates multiple-exposure portrait photographs, crossing humans and nature to haunting effect.
posted by hippybear (7 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I was expecting something less... really good. How hard is it to manage those exposures? Is he really using film or is it "multiple exposures?"
posted by cmoj at 11:31 AM on July 29, 2012

He mentions using the Nikon D700, which is a digital camera but also says "All images are done “in-camera”" which I didn't know any digital cameras would do that.
posted by RobotHero at 11:42 AM on July 29, 2012

Apparently the D700 has a multiple exposure mode. You can use it to get HDR type effects or stuff like this. So yeah, not film and he says "After processing, the contrast and tones were adjusted."

But they do look really cool. I wish my t2i had that mode.
posted by saul wright at 11:48 AM on July 29, 2012

RobotHero – it seems like it's mostly a Nikon thing. My Nikon D5100 has it too, but you have to dig into the menu every time, because it resets. On the D700 you can apparently bind the Fn key to turn it on. Nice, one more gimmick is just what my photography hobby needs...

I really loved his photos though. A girl's face ripped open by a pine tree... He's self-taught and has been shooting since 2009 according to his about page, so that's encouraging!
posted by mbrock at 11:49 AM on July 29, 2012

Hey, I did something like this in my profile pic.

Personally, I think cameras are such computing devices themselves (My Nikon has a multi-core MIPS processor in it, for christ's sake) that doing it all "in-camera" doesn't really mean much- the camera is so smart that you might as well be doing it in Photoshop.
posted by dunkadunc at 12:24 PM on July 29, 2012

Looks a little like those double-exposure example shots in old "beginner" 35mm books from the old days.

Not much here to distinguish it from similar stuff, I'm afraid.
posted by clvrmnky at 1:38 PM on July 29, 2012

I'd be interested to see a step by step look at his process. Because that is pretty impressive for mostly in camera. But then, I'm not one of those people who particularly cares how much processing has been done outside of the camera either. If the shot looks good in the end result, who cares how it got there?
posted by antifuse at 7:10 AM on July 30, 2012

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