Camera Cross Tour: Sprocket Rocket Double-Exposure Experiment

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Double or multiple exposure means two or more images are superimposed on the same photo. This is a small shooting technique and, with a little bit of planning, you can get amazing photos! This technique is suitable for photographers to develop their creativity and achieve unexpected, surreal effects. Recently, we invited eight Lomographers to participate in a double and multiple exposure experiment. They were randomly divided into two groups and used the Sprocket Rocket to shoot separately. After the first shot was completed, the second relay was again shot on the original film to complete this double exposure experiment!


Group One: Robin x Color

Creative Ideas

Color: I chose the LomoChrome Purple Film, because Robin and I have never used LomoChrome Purple Film before, so it was the only time we communicated before shooting. We both decided to apply for LomoChrome Purple Film to complete this creation and I’m the first person to shoot.

The shooting environment is outdoor, and we both adhered to the principle and concept of "drifting activities" and did not communicate the content of the shooting in advance.

Film:LomoChrome Purple Film | Camera: Sprocket Rocket

Experiment Sharing

Color: I like this kind of activity! I was super excited at the beginning. There are more interesting unknowns in rafting activities than when you sweep the streets by yourself.

I think the Sprocket Rocket is the most suitable camera for double exposure among many LOMO cameras. Moreover, the camera is light and convenient, and all colors are super cool.

Although it is the first time I've used LomoChrome Purple, I feel that this film is very suitable for photography creation.

Robin: Sprocket Rocket is very suitable to see the wide and rich scenes in the city and take it with you. The exact distortion makes the picture lively and interesting. The randomness of the re-exposure of the two cities and the parallel world is really charming.

Some coincidences make the screen content very shocking. Also, LomoChrome Purple Film really created a dream world.

Film:LomoChrome Purple Film | Camera: Sprocket Rocket

Interesting Stories During The Tour

Color: For my part, the whole shooting was quite smooth. The thing that impressed me was that I took a set of twelve prohibited signs arranged neatly, and wanted to see how I could collide with my friends. The result was this unexpected work.

Film:LomoChrome Purple Film | Camera: Sprocket Rocket
Robin: The design of Sprocket Rocket keeps me eager to shoot at will. I enjoy the plastic shutter sound.

Group Two: Yixuan Ping x Kai

Creative Ideas

Yixuan Ping: To put it simply, I use long exposure to shoot night scenes and high-rise buildings in Shenzhen. He shoots the natural scenery of his hometown during the day.

Kai: I originally wanted to go to the Forbidden City to shoot, but due to National Day, I didn't book the tickets, so I chose the Tangshan Expo as the shooting location to compare the night scenes. I also invited my classmates to act as models.

Film: Lomography Color Negative Film ISO 400 | Camera: Sprocket Rocket

Experiment Sharing

Yixuan Ping: This is a very good experience. Double exposures allows photographers to break through the limitations of personal, geographic, and creativity. The ideas of two people can collide in the dimensions of time and space. As a kind of extraction and preservation of time and space, photography itself has a strong sense of time and space. To a certain extent, double shooting can blend the time and space of two people, which is very interesting.

Kai: We live in two different cities and have different creative ideas. This is a wonderful experience. The quality of this camera exceeded my expectations. I had only re-exposed it on a digital camera before. This “blind shot” gave me a strong sense of freshness.

Film: Lomography Color Negative Film ISO 400 | Camera: Sprocket Rocket

Interesting Stories During The Tour

Yixuan Ping: The film was loaded upside down.

Kai: It was a surprise that the film was loaded in the wrong position but unexpectedly got longer reexposure photos.

Group Three: Fine8oy × Ye Haonan

Creative Ideas

Fine8oy × Ye Haonan: First of all, we communicated with each other about the shooting environment and shooting themes, we all prefer street shooting. Then according to the characteristics of double exposure, to make the picture look more harmonious, we decided to shoot half of the still life for each person, and half of the street sweep. For film, we decided to try a LomoChrome Purple Film.

Film: LomoChrome Purple Film | Camera: Sprocket Rocket

Experiment Sharing

Fine8oy × Ye Haonan: Camera Rafting Activities can help users experience more camera and film. As a Lomographer, you must check the camera's use rules and operating methods in advance, and then for double exposure, there must be communication between partners.

Film: LomoChrome Purple Film | Camera: Sprocket Rocket

Interesting Stories During The Tour

Fine8oy × Ye Haonan: The difficulty encountered is that double exposure requires two photos to ensure that the two photos overlap as much as possible. For the Sprocket Rocket camera, it is necessary to pay great attention to the film and to be consistent when starting to load the film.

Group Four: Natalia x Iris

Creative Ideas

Natalia: I was the first person to shoot, and the subjects I chose were mostly dark scenes, such as shadows, trees, backlit buildings, etc. Before shooting, I discussed the location of our creation with my teammates. I shot Shanghai and Iris shot Quanzhou.

Iris: I am the second person to shoot. I chose brighter, sunny buildings and flowers. Because Quanzhou has many religious temples and bridges, it is also very suitable for recording with a wide-format camera.

Film: Lomography Color Negative Film ISO 400 | Camera: Sprocket Rocket

Experiment Sharing

Natalia: A roll of film, double exposure, two separate and overlapping stories. The work presented by the film exchange is like a mysterious world constructed by the intersection of two parallel lines, which magically connects Quanzhou and Shanghai.

Iris: I didn't know what Natalia was shooting at the time, I just shot against my rhythm. Although the photos taken by ourselves will superimpose other unknown scenes, it will make us look forward to and curious more. It seems to be the intersection of parallel time and space, that's why we have the name of our team.

Film: Lomography Color Negative Film ISO 400 | Camera: Sprocket Rocket

Interesting Stories During The Tour

Natalia: During the shooting, the counter suddenly stopped moving. At that time, I was very scared and thought I had broken the public camera. Later I found out that the film had fallen. After the re-adjustment, it was a pity that our group did not take all 18 photos. But I still developed my favorite works.

Iris: Pay attention to the operation and be more careful when rewinding.


After reading the above photos and interviews, are you feeling a little moved? Pick up your camera and join in this interesting experiment! Finally, thanks to all the members who participated in the event, especially the film developing partner @金陵银盐馆 for supporting this event!

written by toritu on 2021-02-07

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3 Comments

  1. stereograph
    stereograph ·

    very nice, but there is one question i have:
    where are the goddamn sprockets? :-)

  2. nicktaurojr
    nicktaurojr ·

    @stereograph right? lol

  3. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    Great!

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