Perpetual dubble - incredible project by Sarah Jeffs
July 14, 2014
Ever wondered what would happen if you made a dubble, downloaded it to your camera roll and uploaded it again to dubble? You’d make a triple right? What would happen if you repeated the process 100 times?
You would create an insanely creative work of art that is what would happen!
What photo apps you use?
I use Instagram and Dubbleapp mostly. I have tried some other lovely apps such as VSCO, Mextures and most recently Diana Photo, but there is something about the simplicity and intuitive nature of Dubble that make it my favourite. I publish the images on Instagram Tumblr and Facebook
The role of photography in your life
I am a professional photographer and artist producing digital artworks using long exposures, time-lapse techniques and layering of multiple images. I exhibit my work and have completed several commissions recently for album covers including The Fauns and Ersatz and have a number of book covers in the pipeline!!
Have you shot multiple exposures before?
Not in the traditional sense, but I use multiple images to produce my artwork, the latest being the Flowerbom project . I am also exited by collaborations with other artists and recently formed a not for profit organisation POSITIVEIMAGEART with fellow photographer Shikha Kuehn. We produced 6 original artworks and a set of limited edition prints with Bristol based street artists Mr Jago, Epok, painter Will Barras, tattoo artist Matthew James and Sal Ilooli (based in Japan) raising money and awareness for Children’s Hospice South West. Find out more
Tell us about your #perpetualdubble project
The process involved Dubbling an initial image and posting to Instagram. Then using the second image to Dubble again and so on up to 100 images. This resulted in a huge collaborative project!!
I wanted to see how the image evolved and I was selective about the direction it took, sometimes Dubbling an image many times before it made it to the next edit, for example, leaving space for new images and consciously moving through themes of imagery based on dominant content. Perpetualdubble 76 was proving a nightmare to Dubble until the new ‘Dubble with favourites’ update rocked up on 19 June.
I used Instagram treatments to enhance the Dubbles before publishing.
Getting to the end I was hoping for a nice close to the project wondering what the very final Dubbles would do and along came a simple heart, so fitting as I have loved doing this project just not sure everyone who was involved know about it and would be great to be able to tag fellow Dubblers in the pics.
I have made a video of all the images in sequence set to a beautiful track ‘Amateur’ by Ersatz.
It was set to either be amazing or it or potentially just dissolve into nothing, but hey that’s just the nature of things! I think that the result shows that Dubble is a very powerful bit of creative software to take such a huge layering process in it’s stride!!
The video and full gallery of images
Thanks everyone what amazing images we have created between us!!
Other Dubblers whose images made their way into the final cut of Perpetualdubble:
nany89 brainiac missdoris000 until987 cats_eyes sg.photography semilde missgraceless mistyj124 haoziiy elsargentpepper kyhoiris marjanmax eloav janan ghaghah natinham Jedi-1963 pockychau bibbino lornadalgleish edithconth larrifarri racbelle boluojuzishuang tati_duarte wallflowerchild luaazal kimsum dicoy_23 aimeemetsoja fengjx tinadunkelbunt jmrtnz imfs stylonylon windblown helenapoole wqyyyys lemonning angelab_log iriver550 loozafiend qinying ecchymoses jd rafaduran marcusbutler lomotech duyanan nubiasm gulaver mon eineeuq44 nikon_icon elly513 brenth zqzbalabala wong504 abbie10 vinceno ferruccio endersuu ramonaflowers moth_dust missdiana wilina macbeth89 marijeel hflxhr qq528 famewhore freyamama shutternai levi91 iriver550 gabbybags manduziyateng mang qinjing yuehonglei walkofftheearth pistol_pete_matty top0087 xolorielxo brie_elly charleneechung lichtschilder sophiajuliet kurjen_masa maxander2000 egog nicolai dormouse melee0427 tim-the-human woshizyy moka
A selection of some of Sarah’s work:
Flowerbom #1 by Sarah Jeffs
Breaking Bad by Sarah Jeffs and Epok
Cloud Atlas by Sarah Jeffs and Mr Jago