Double Exposure: Valkyrie

double exposure (3)My 52 Weeks of Self-Portrait project really got me exploring self-double exposures. I shot these back in January using a kitty mask my best friend Ana gave me for Christmas and as I said during my original 52 Weeks post, I thought I looked like a Valkyrie for some reason. I love Valkyries as they remind me a lot of artwork of Lord of the Rings. Norse mythology is also very interesting and anything with badass females I can get behind! I find it’s hard to achieve photography that I find haunting and these definitely have that vibe to them so I wanted to share a few more with you. Even though my project just end last week, I will definitely be doing more multiple exposures of myself so you like this style it will not be the last of it (although I do need a bit of a vacation from shooting myself).

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There is such perfect symmetry you can find with double exposures – I love trying to find it because it really pays off when you get that perfect mixture of light, contrast and texture. I adore my sparkly kitty mask, I don’t even remember where I picked it up from anymore but I remember seeing it and knowing I had to have it. This makes me miss my bangs, I’ve been considering getting them again….hair decisions are always the hardest. I always find myself looking back at what I had last year and debating (this photo is from last September or October).  I thought I’d end on a non-double exposure so you can see the mask in more detail.

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