UNIQUE DOUBLE EXPOSURE CIRCA 1976
Here I am 37 years ago, pre-digital days – no I don’t have a twin.
Back in 1976 with my brand new Olympus OM-1 single lens reflex camera set on a tripod, a friend depressed the shutter taking the first shot. Returning to the camera I carefully disengaged the film as if I were rewinding it for processing, then I cocked the film advance lever, and re-engaged the film. I stood in a different location as my friend snapped the second shot. Voila – a double exposure . Notice how the camera turned on the tripod slightly. Taking such a picture was chancy, considering I was on a student budget and the cost of film and processing was about a dollar per photo. Today we can use sophisticated no risk layering techniques.
Back in the day, I also shot and edited super 8 movie “shorts”. Set to music in a Charlie Chaplin style, one particular film documents my “back to the land” days, while building the wilderness home that Fran and myself presently enjoy. Known as “the cabin film” it was always a must see for family and friends. Who knows – maybe one day I’ll digitize it and share it here. Cheers Bruce