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.
You’ve probably come across double-exposure photography, but have you ever seen overlapping images in an oil painting?
It’s natural to want to save pleasant memories, be it through photographs, video, or audio recordings.
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.
Taking his longing for his childhood home and literally placing it in a jar, Christoffer Relander‘s Jarred & Displaced series uses double exposure...
In his Dreamscapes series, Los Angeles native Anthony Samaniego photographs his beloved city using a palette of pastels and muted...
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.