Ever wanted to take self portraits but is camera shy? Worry not because I just got the solution!
This method will not only help you take self portraits but at the same time add elements that might distract viewers from the main subject (oh yeah … that’s you!).
The Lubitel 166+ is a great tool for this with it’s rewind capability for 120 film and that means double exposures! Fill up the first exposure with some highly distracting elements. For this case, I chose an old wall with flaky paint and stuffs. Once you are at the last exposure, do not advance further. Just rewind the roll of 120 and now take the ‘portrait proper’ shots.
The last step is to pray that the first exposure with distracting elements will ‘cover up’ most of your face while leaving just enough for the viewer to recognize you. Show friends the final results and if they still can recognize the subject (again … you!), try again perhaps with a messier first exposure.