CHRISTOFFER RELANDER : WE ARE NATURE
Posted on July 19, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi
Photographer Christoffer Relander’s new series of photographs titled “We Are Nature” uses double and triple exposures done in-camera with a Nikon D700. Relander is a self-taught photographer from Raseborg, Finland. As I love multiple-exposure photographs and I’ve seen many lately, I realized that throughout this abundance, an excellent example is Christoffer Relander himself. His haunting black and white portraits of people and animals mixed with landscapes create a good result and incredible images. Relander has been published in many art magazines and has been capturing a lot of attention lately. All the shoots are made with his Nikon by triple exposure and than remastered digitally in tones and contrast. Relander’s photography is thus clean, technical and surely graphic. “We are Nature” brings people back to our inner root, to where we really come from. Human beings are together with leaves and trees, animals and landscapes. Double or triple exposure is an old technique. Many people did this on accident by forgetting to wind back the film of their photo camera. Although the images wouldn’t turn out as clear as Relander’s, it’s nearly the same technique. Christoffer’s work demonstrates how photography is nowadays an art of knowledge, how changeable and multilayered it is to have a good third eye.