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Andrey Lukovnikov’s Double Exposure Tattoos Inspired by the Digital Era

One thing that Andrey Lukovnikov’s colorful tattoos might remind you of are clipping masks from Adobe Photoshop. The combination of bold, busy imagery with a crisp edge mimics digital imagery—as if these bugs, birds, and feathers are concealing a larger part of an overall picture. And if you watch some of Lukonikov’s videos, it’s clear […]

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Illusion Magazine’s Coolest Illustration Picks of Spring 2016

If the beginning of 2016 is any indication, it’s going to be a phenomenal year for illustration. Already, creatives have wowed us with their technique and compelling subject matter. The field of illustration—best known for accompanying book covers and editorial articles—can introduce just about any topic and format, giving creatives the freedom to explore and […]

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From Films to Books: Double-Exposure Illustrations by Levente SzabĂł

In the last couple of years we have seen the rise of double-exposure effects used in photography in addition to tattoo art, poster design, title sequences for TV series… the list goes on. Even BAFTA is in on this; they commissioned Hungarian illustrator Levente SzabĂł to create five cover artworks depicting the nominees in “Best […]

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Tokyo-based Artist Miki Takahashi Launches New Double-Exposure Pics

Three years have past since Miki Takahashi published her popular multiple exposure series “Look,” “Inside” and “In Urban Sense,” which were featured on Illusion and other publications. Recently launching new photos—her first series Utakata displays various greeneries and rain drops overlaying and intertwining with a female face (which looks to be the face of the […]

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Surreal and Mesmerizing Double Exposure Tattoos

Abstract and surreal photographers can develop their dreamscapes using double exposure. By blending several images in a single frame, they’re free to abandon the laws of nature. Any scene is possible. In the expanding global tattoo community, everyone is taking more risk. Recent experiments with double exposure show a new level of photorealistic tattooing. Top: Vertigo portrait tattoo by Thomas Carli Jarlier. “Spirit of the Sea” by Charly Huurman. […]

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Mind-Bending Body Art: Interview with Tattoo Artist Ɓukasz SokoƂowski

It’s as if the Polish-based creative Ɓukasz SokoƂowski was destined to be a tattoo artist. He started his career not once, but twice: first as an inexperienced teenager that created some bad ink. After a long break, he returned to the field ready to try again. The second time SokoƂowski started to tattoo, it stuck—he’s […]

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Self-Portraits and Friends: The Photography of Lina Scheynius

Note: Contains nudity. She began taking snapshots of herself, ex-boyfriend and friends and posted them on Flickr. A talent agent found Lina Scheynius’ work online and invited her to become a pro photographer. Her first job resulted in photographing Charlotte Rampling for Dazed & Confused, which was such a successful shot, that she kept on […]

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Tim Tadder’s Sun-Filled Double Exposure Photos

You may remember the funny and explosive “Water Wigs” series that went viral in 2012. It was shot by American photographer Tim Tadder who is an expert in advertising campaigns and has finished a new one inspired by the double-exposure technique used in True Detective’s title sequence and elsewhere. We see portraits of Major League […]

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Double-Exposure Animals by Andreas Lie

Andreas Lie is a Norwegian visual artist who draws on the impressive range of flora and fauna of his homeland to create some pretty cool double-exposure prints. Images of wild wolves, brown bears and migrating reindeer are shown in the context of their environments: coniferous forests and snow-capped mountains. Lie’s work has a strong 70s […]

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Man vs Nature: Double Exposure Photography

Turkish fashion photographer Erkin Demir has created these inspiring double exposure images. Shooting in black and white he blends seamlessly human models with visions of the natural world, from a flock of birds flying out of one of their heads, to trees and forests in shimmering beauty. Images © Erkin Demir Via My Modern Met