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April 9, 2021

Photorealistic “Double Exposure” Portrait Paintings Reflect the Complexities of Life Itself

These images might look like double exposure photographs, but they’re actually works rendered in oil paint. Spanish artist Cristian Blanxer expresses his subjects’ movements, inner thoughts, and environments by painting them as surreal, multi-layered portraits. In some works, Blanxer captures the movements of his subjects, showing both their past and present positions at once. One painting depicts a dancer as she bends her body towards a chair and kicks her leg upwards.

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July 12, 2017

How Double Exposure Photographers Fuse Two Separate Worlds into One Dreamlike Scene

Photography is best known for its ability to faithfully document reality, and since its creation in 1839, it's changed the way we understand the news. It doesn’t stop there, though. Shortly after its invention, photographers figured out a way to infuse some magic into their work. Known as double exposure photography, this hypnotic technique features multiple images shared a single frame; the final product is two worlds fused into one.

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January 23, 2012

Pic of the Day: Sunshine on My Mind

Though it wasn't created in-camera, this double-exposure photograph is, nevertheless, breathtaking. Montreal, Quebec-based photographer Michelle Karpman superimposed the two shots – one taken from winter and one from the summer – using Photoshop. She then called it Sunshine On My Mind. On a rainy or snowy day like this, it's just perfect. You can purchase a 12×12 print of it on Etsy.

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