Keeping landscapes in jars: Photographer embarks on unique project with medium format film camera


posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST


In Finland, photographer Christoffer Relander is building a unique collection of jars. However, they're not regular jars, they're jars containing landscapes. By using analog double exposures, Relander has been capturing images of beautiful landscapes, mostly from the south of Finland where Relander grew up, that appear to exist within glass jars. The project is titled "Jarred & Displaced."

In an article on his website, Relander states that "separation anxiety to my childhood is simply what absorbed me into this project." Further, he captures the images all in-camera, he doesn't use software or a computer to manipulate his work. All of the double exposures are captured on medium format film and then developed and scanned by Relander himself. The prints are pigment prints made on museum paper (and are available in limited editions).

Relander recently chatted with PetaPixel and shared further information about his project. To learn more, check out the behind-the-scenes video below which was produced in conjunction with Anders Lönnfeldt.

To see more of Christoffer Relander's work, visit his website and follow him on Instagram. To see a handful of his images from the "Jarred & Displaced" project, see below.


“Jarred Wood Anemones” - 2016, intentional double exposure on medium format film. From my new project #JarredAndDisplaced

A photo posted by Christoffer Relander (@christofferrelander) on

(Seen via ISO 1200)