Photographer Captures Landscapes in Jars Using Analog Double Exposures

by admin November 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm

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Photographer Christoffer Relander collects landscapes… literally. Using medium format film, he’s capturing some of his favorite landscapes inside mason jars using in-camera double exposures.

This project is called Jarred & Displaced, and at its core, it’s the fulfillment of Relander’s childhood fantasy.

“I play with the idea of being an ambitious collector, conserving my environments into a large personal collection,” he writes on his website. “Most landscapes are from where I grew up, on the countryside in the south of Finland, where my roots still lie. Separation anxiety to my childhood is simply what absorbed me into this project.”

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Expanding on this in a conversation with PetaPixel, Relander explains that the project was born around the same time someone else was about to be.

“I got the idea for Jarred & Displaced around the time I knew I would become father, about two years ago,” Christoffer tells PetaPixel. “At this period I became nostalgic, sometimes also anxious about the fact I’m so far away from my own childhood.”

At that point in his life, Relander had been working with multiple exposures in both commercial and personal projects for about 5 years. “There was a point it felt like it’s time to move on,” he told us. “But instead I started to do it on film, this made the process much more fun and exciting to me.”

He’s sharing some of that fun with us in this artistic behind the scenes video produced alongside the project: