I have to be honest. Typically I’m not a big fan of double exposures. They tend to be a bit of a novelty, a cheap trick used by photographers who’s single exposures lack interest. They’re fun, they’re unpredictable, and I’m not knocking anybody who gets a kick out of shooting them. As a matter of personal taste however, I find that the vast majority are fairly boring upon closer inspection, and any artistic merit they achieve is merely a matter of chance.
Not so with this gorgeous series by Ryan Furbush. His double exposures are the antithesis of novelty. These are exquisitely executed studies in the art of double exposure. The method he’s applied in the following pictures, overlapping portraits with nature, creates images of extraordinary depth. The two images support and enhance each other, creating a work of holistic beauty. I’ve snagged a few of my favorites from his Flickr stream to share with you here. Enjoy.