I have always been enamored by double exposure photographs. I have always been equally enamored by film photography. After years of yearning to accomplish both, I finally had the opportunity to do both.
Before returning to Chile this year, I bought myself a graduation present in the form of a beautiful Canon A-1 and vowed to teach myself how to use it. I’m only three rolls in and already obsessed. Film has a look unlike any other medium: the colors and focus are so dreamy and beautiful. There is something truly special about using something from so many years ago to create new art, and there is truly nothing like seeing your photographs for the first time after they are developed.
I recently received a generous grant from Two Photon art to perform a project I had been toying around with for a long time. I wanted to combine my love of film and double exposures with my love of marine biology and the people who work at the marine station where I am currently located. The project seeks to personify the people who work with the sea while visually connecting them with it. As marine biologists, we are so intimately connected to the ocean that we study and it becomes a part of us. However, the people who perform important work in marine biology are often overlooked or neglected, and I wanted to showcase these dedicated individuals.
Below are portraits of the individuals who work with the sea here in Chile. They appear in the same order in which they were taken.