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photo collages / multiple exposures

multiple exposure collage of victoria and albert museum, a tree and some primroses

it only recently occurred to me that i’ve never really made collages using purely my own photography. sometimes i’ll use a portion or a bit of texture from one of my photos in my work, but have never experimented with my own photos. which, thinking about it, seems like a total oversight because i’d be combining two of my favourite things!

so yesterday i selected some recent photos (most of which you’ll have seen in snapshots posts) to have a play around with. these kind of ended up more as ‘multiple exposures’ but i like them, and they’ve given me some ideas for further work.

in my opinion, it’s always good to experiment with your work and/or step outside your comfort zone a little.

what do you think?

multiple exposure collage » cardboardcities - creative lifestyle blog

multiple exposure collage of bamboo and tulips

multiple exposure collage of paper collage scraps and fig leaves

multiple exposure of sweet wrappers and cherry blossom

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  • Reply Jessica 28/03/2016 at 10:10

    These are great! So colorful and so much life! You should keep experimenting.

    Creating multiple exposures from my own pictures is my favourite thing to do! Mine aren’t generally as cheerful though, but you can check them out here if you want:

    • Reply laura redburn 29/03/2016 at 11:00

      thank you! definitely something i can see myself doing more, especially if i feel ‘stuck’. will check out yours now!

  • Reply Caroline 28/03/2016 at 10:38

    I really like them! (Hello, I’m a new reader) I love the colours, and they feel like they have texture to them too.

    Really nice!


  • Reply erin 28/03/2016 at 10:43

    The yellow and pink flowers are really special, it immediately jumped out at me. They’re all really really super, but that one just does something to me, you know?

    • Reply laura redburn 29/03/2016 at 11:02

      ah yes i know that feeling! that one is my favourite actually. thank you erin :)

  • Reply Michelle 28/03/2016 at 15:31

    These are gorgeous! Keep playing. I love the vibrant colours.

    • Reply laura redburn 29/03/2016 at 11:02

      thank you so much! i find it so hard not to be colourful, haha.

  • Reply sarie 12/04/2016 at 20:27

    Love love love these. They would be amazing with a half tone effect too and lots of textures. The colours are wonderful x

    • Reply laura redburn 18/04/2016 at 21:54

      thank you! definitely going to try some half tone next time!

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