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I’m so excited to share this set with you! I’ve been wanting to photograph someone during ritual for a while and I was finally able to with Alf Posen! He was really open to the idea of doing a ritual for our shoot so I gave him some brief instructions and then just let him do his thing! The ritual he did was a version of the new moon ritual I posed here previously. We shot the ritual set in my bedroom and boy did it smell like SO much smoke after all the sage and paper burning!! Haha, I had to diffuse the heck out of some essential oils to make the smoke smell go away. We keep the door closed all the time because I don’t want our 3 catmates to get in and fuck with all my skulls and crystals so it took a few days for the smell to completely go away. I’m really super happy with the images we got. You can see a great progression of the ritual in the complete set. After he did the ritual I took another roll of film of art nudes that I really love too. This old 1940’s house is a great place to shoot in when the cats aren’t crawling all over you. The second set we shot was in the upstairs hallway. There’s natural light from both ends of the hallway and I like to use the stair railing in the foreground to break up the image and create more depth.
I have more shoots scheduled with models in the coming months and I’m hoping to do more including rituals so stay tuned!
Check out the videos folder for 2 fancy new videos! There’s a timelapse BTS video of me shooting Alf during ritual AND I was finally able to make that positive affirmations video! Aren’t you excited?! I know I am! I might want to do different versions of it… I’m thinking of making another one where the affirmations are the same but the video is of my butt or something haha. Then I’ll have a SFW and a NSFW version! What do you think?
I feel like I’m always talking about double exposures… well, probably because I am. I love them. They’re my favorite kind of image to create. They’re magickal. They’re serendipitous. They’re always a surprise and I love giving control to the universe.
You might be wondering… what the heck is a double exposure?!
A double exposure is when two (or more) images are taken on the same piece of film. When two (or more) images are superimposed to create a single image. A lot of people do this with photoshop or fancy apps now, but the kind of double exposures that *I* am always talking about are taken on FILM. Analogue. 35mm or medium format film. These are TRULY magickal to me.
I took my first double exposure on accident, in a Holga camera (does anyone remember those?!). I took a photo, forgot to wind the film, and took another photo. The two images overlapped each other to create one single image! I was amazed and fell in love immediately.
You mean I can take a photo of a landscape, and then take a photo of a person in a studio or an empty room or next to a tree, and the end result makes the person look like they’re IN the landscape?! THEY BECOME A PART OF THE LANDSCAPE?! Hell YES!!!
If you know me or if you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I am ecosexual and that the earth, the environment, natural landscapes are where my heart is, where my SOUL is. The fact that I am able to take images that make it look like people BECOME A PART OF the environment makes me so incredibly happy. Being one with ferns, waterfalls as shimmering “clothes”, a crown of butterflies in flight.
It’s important for me to show people that we are not separate from the earth, we are a part of it. We are all connected and this planet, our home, everything we’ve ever known, is the MOST IMPORTANT thing and needs to be loved, protected, cherished. I hope that my double exposures help people see that.
Okay, enough explanation. The images will tell you more than I ever could with words.
Self portrait with Quinn Sanguine
Really magickal, right?! Now you know why I LOVE double exposures so much!
I am in the process of creating a double exposure course with all of my tips and tricks for getting the most out of your double exposures! If you want to be the first to know when it’s available, join my mailing list (go to my home page, scroll all the way down, and enter your email!)
Want to create your own but don’t know how and want to start RIGHT NOW?
Guess what?! I took several rolls of landscapes while I was on my 2 month solo cross country trip that are READY TO GO for doubles!
All you need to do is load one of these special one of a kind rolls into your 35mm camera and take photos! When you get them developed, your images will be double exposed with some of the landscapes that I took while I was traveling!
I only have a few rolls available, so get one while they last! LIMITED TIME AVAILABILITY!
If some of the rolls don’t sell before my birthday (November 30th) I’ll be gifting them to myself!
Here are a few of the rolls available to give you an idea of what kind of images you can double over…
I’m even doing a raffle for 2 of the rolls so you have a chance to get one for only $3.33!!!
Raffles are until they sell out. Only 30 tickets, a 1/30 chance of winning!
Several tickets have already been sold, get them while you can!
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