Creating a double exposure is a lot of work, but they can turn out pretty special.
I have been wanting to do this project for quite a while now and I finally got the chance. Creating this took some time and a lot of meticulous blending of layer masks in Photoshop, but I think it was worth it in the end. I had to get pretty creative with this double exposure. I started out with just a photo of the bottom half of my model’s face and a landscape from Grand Teton National Park; after some research and inspiration from Antonio Mora, I finally figured out what I wanted to do.
This was an extra special project for me because I created this for a dear friend of mine who was had a rough last few years. I wanted to create something that represented her. She loves nature and pine trees (she’s from Oregon so she thrives on that stuff). The message was one of hope and love for oneself. She is beautiful person and I wanted her to remember that whenever she sees this hanging in her room.
Here are the images I used as well as my draft sketch: