Seeing Double

September 4, 2015

I already gushed about how much I adore my Yashica 635 TLR last week, and this week I'd like to display a feature (well, I like to call it a feature) of this camera that has unintended consequences: the ease of creating a double exposure. The thing about this TLR is that there is no stop on the shutter. Once you set it, it will shoot, regardless of whether or not you have advanced the film. So the Yashica forces you to be careful about where you are on your roll, especially when shooting 35mm since there isn't even a frame counter for that format. Though this can be frustrating if you've forgotten to advance, I like it because whenever I shoot with this camera, I have to pay attention. And sometimes while shooting digital or with my other more modern film cameras, my frames slip by with barely any thought. When I developed the film I just used on my Yashica, I found some pretty interesting frames that I wasn't expecting, and even though I didn't want to make double exposures on these rolls, I was pleasantly surprised by some of them. So take a gander at some unintended double exposures I made while not paying attention.

Other than that:

French photographer Clarisse d'Arcimoles traveled to Burma to photograph the aftermath of decades of oppression.

One hundred disposable cameras were distributed to the homeless population of London, and the results are amazing.

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