The Unexpected is a double exposure film photography project that I first started in June 2013. I would shoot a roll of film, rewind it all the way to the beginning, and reload the same roll and shoot on it again. Hence the entire roll of film will be exposed twice and I have no control over the overlapping images.
Why am I doing this project?
I love the excitement in me while shooting and trying to guess what the outcome will be. Shooting this project on film makes it almost impossible for me to influence the outcome yet I eagerly wait for the outcome. I become like a little kid waiting excitedly for his birthday present. The final results may not be a super sharp and well composed image, but who cares. Again, I love the excitement, the anticipation, something to really look forward to.
When we were a child, we seemed to be born a great artist who used our pencils and crayons freely and expressed ourselves without having to worry about what people think about our creations. We just loved what we did and would proudly show it to our parents. I want to be that child again once a while, a child that is not afraid to draw that first line and then another line and then a circle until you see a shape and another shape and then you start giving them colours. Continue reading and see more images!