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Doubles With Van Gogh

Doubles with famous images gives a universality to the photos while putting something that's been seen a million times in a new light.

Paris is such a beautiful city that it’s hard not to take a ton of photos whenever I go there, but after a while, the 15th picture of the Eiffel Tower starts to look a bit redundant and cliche. So last winter, I decided to try a doubles experiment. The first layer of the roll was taken for the most part in the Musee d’Orsay – famous painting by Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Cezanne, etc. I also went out and took some of easily recognizable Paris scenes – the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, etc. Then I rewound the roll and went on a walk, shooting whatever I saw. I loved the results—Cezanne’s fruit in a metro car and the Eiffel Tower in a pastry shop. If you don’t have a doubles partner, just go to a museum or famous site in any city and do a doubles roll with the architect or painter of your choice!!

written by lamia


  1. grenoouille


    Very good idea! I love it!

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  2. jelga


    number two is great!! so colorful...well done

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  3. vicuna


    Really good idea and great shots! N°5 is my favorite! :)

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  4. dirklancer


    great idea!

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  5. maxpinckers


    nice :)

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  6. eyecon


    # 2 has beautiful colors.

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  7. takezzo


    nice idia. i love to do dat, too

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  8. kuasimudo


    love nº2 and 12! such nice idea have one topic to make doubles with yourself!

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