People Vs. Places

‘This is a photographic collaboration between photographers Timothy Burkhart and Stephanie Bassos. This double exposure project allows us to step back from having full control of the image making process and trust in one another while allowing coincidences to happen naturally on film. Stephanie exposes a full roll of 35mm film of only “people,” and Timothy reloads the film again into the same camera, to imprint only “places” and locations to the same roll. These images are all the end result of our ongoing series and are unedited negatives straight from the camera.’


I really like the element of surprise in these photographs. The themes work really well together and photos, like this above look like it was planned out to have the curtains and silhouette of the woman paired, it looks majestic.


I like the contrast of these two images. The busy city street and the beach scene is an interesting mix. I like that it looks like the cars are appearing from the horizon of the beach photograph. Its strange how the images are focused on the top in one and bottom in the other creating a split in the centre of the photograph and how this is purely chance that these two images were paired together, it works really well and makes the contrast of the two scenes more obvious.


The images where one is landscape and the second is portrait work really well together. I like how the horizon of the mountains cuts the figure down the middle and one half of him is clear and the other is faded.


The two photographers don’t set up any of the photographs, they do it outside their paid work, just taking photos along their everyday life. Thats why I think this works so well, its this element of not knowing what will be printed and if the two images will work well together.

” It gives us a chance to focus on what we love shooting most, and also comes with an element of surprise when the film is finally developed. It keeps us constantly creating and observing and thinking about photography in a different way.  Rather than focusing on composition and style to create the photo we want constantly, we surrender some of those decisions and leave it up to fate and cross our fingers hoping the great “people” shot was overlaid by a perfect “places” shot.”

Stephanie Bassos


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