Stemming from a past of ambitious collecting, photographer Christoffer Relander utilizes mason jars as vessels to capture the environments that surrounded him during his childhood in Finland. The project, Jarred & Displaced, utilizes double exposures shot on medium format film to combine pristine images of jars with black and white landscapes.
Using medium format film, he’s capturing some of his favorite landscapes inside mason jars using in-camera double exposures. All the photographs were shot on medium format film which Christoffer then developed and scanned himself without any further editing in any software such Photoshop.
“I play with the idea of being an ambitious collector, conserving my environments into a large personal collection,” he writes on his website. “Most landscapes are from where I grew up, on the countryside in the south of Finland, where my roots still lie. Separation anxiety to my childhood is simply what absorbed me into this project.”
The images of trees, forests, and even a house inside the jar look so real thanks to the organic feel of using medium format film. This serves as a reminder that sometimes a little creativity and thinking outside the box can go a long way in creating wonderful results without resorting to heavy manipulation in Photoshop.
Anders Lönnfeldt has done a fantastic job shooting a video showing how Christoffer Relander used double exposure to create the illusion of capturing the world into jars.