Every now and then, wedding couples would spring surprises on me in ways I didn’t quite expect. Yan & Hsiang Jou wanted their wedding to be captured in double exposures in the old-school analogue film way, not just a couple of shot but the entire wedding. For the uninitiated, double exposures in the analogue world is quite unlike what you’ll come to understand in the digital realm. You don’t just pick a couple of photos that you like and make a composite image out of them. In the film world, you hit the shutter twice on the same frame (or multiple times if you want multi exposures). With double exposures (done in the film way), there’s a huge element of risk and uncertainty. You either get something that is truly artistic or you get s***. The visualisation requires a lot of thinking beyond layers and more often than not, the final outcome is quite different from what you envisioned. Yan & Hsiang Jou went like “no worries, if nothings turns out, then nothing turns out”. As a wedding photographer, “nothing turns out” is not something you can live it and yet, the artistic license for a fully experimental wedding was an offer I couldn’t refuse.
100% filmed on Kodak Portra 160, 800 & TRI-X 400