All week I’ve been wanting to do one of my selfies as an in-camera multiple exposure, but I had to learn how to create something I wanted rather than just hope for the best, haha. After some trial and error, and a little help from the internet, I figured it out, kinda. Next I had to decide what my texture, or “other exposure” would be.
To get the angle of the first shot right, and to angle the shot to blow out ceiling as a background, I stood on a stool that my Grandfather Smith made for Mom and Dad. He built it for them to use as a step to get in and out of their truck-camper back in the late 70s and early 80s.
I didn’t know Poppy Gordon very well, I was 8 when he passed away but he was sick with Alzheimer’s for a few years prior to that so I was very young when he was still healthy. I have only a few memories of being with him in his shed, tinkering and building things, but have heard many stories about his gentle nature. I thought using the stool as the second exposure would be a cool way to connect with him.