I haven’t done double exposures (intentionally) in maybe a couple of decades, so as soon as I got the project into my head, I said, Wait…Whuuut? and went running to my 1977 The Photographer’s Handbook by John Hedgecoe. (This is the book I learned on, and is still my go-to when I need to bone up.) For this warm-up exercise, I’d just shoot stuff I’m familiar with, and since I had work to do in the garden anyway…It figures, though, all I had on hand were 400-speed films (you really want a slower film for doubles, since you’re opening the shutter on the same frame twice), but you work with what you got.
For both the Scarlet Flax at top and the Godetia above, I shot, zoomed in a little and shot again. They scarcely look like doubles, but I like the jungly quality of the leaves and the ghostliness of the flowers. Here’s the Godetia as a single, for comparison, from a slightly different angle:
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Double Exposure Scarlet Flax
Double Exposure Godetia & Lavender 1
Double Exposure Godetias
All images c. 2012
Lomography Color 400