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Selfies by Atte Tanner

Published by Diana Tula · February 19th 2013

The art of self portraiture seems to be a dying form overrun with millions of snapshot happy social media profile pics. Gladly there are photographers out there who strive for modern aesthetics while paying homage to this photo genre. Today we’d like to share with you beautifully crafted self portrait photos by Atte Tanner, young and talented Finnish photographer. Please enjoy a selection of his self portrait photos.

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Gabriele Liaudanskaite  over 1 year ago
One word — FINLAND! ♥

I'm thinking of sending some links to the email address but ahh... still there's too much of amateur-ish style in my photos :)

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Diana Tula  over 1 year ago
Whenever you are ready :)
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Freaktography Photography  over 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of cloning self portraits:

http://500px.com/photo/16117099

http://500px.com/photo/16196261

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Teelip Lim  over 1 year ago
Yeah multiplicity is fun and is part of design class assignment.

Even iPhone mobile apps does this easily: http://www.clonecamera.com/ or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/split-pic-2.0-clone-yourself/id570748340?mt=8

Check out others here:http://webdesigneraid.com/130-excellent-surreal-examples-of-multiplicity-photography/

And what if 500px does a "multiplicity HARLEM SHAKE!!" Mmmm... no one does it yet... I wonder who will be first!??

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Diana Tula  over 1 year ago
They are great! Love your photos. My favourite part about this technique is how fun it is :)
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Freaktography Photography  over 1 year ago
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Teelip Lim  over 1 year ago
Hey Diana! Thanks appreciate that you like it! Ah with scanography it's the experimentation that counts (and fun with the unexpected), you cannot imagine the number of trials and errors plus I almost damaged the glass with my weight pressing onto it, mind you I'm not a light fella! So yes it is difficult akin to many other unpredictable techniques such as light painting, etc. but the results are always satisfying when it clicks!
At the end of the day I hope to seek various ways to express via any means, camera-less techniques or otherwise. Sort of a tribute to the 1850s era with greats like Man-Ray, and his rayographs.
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Diana Tula  over 1 year ago
I started my photo journey with black and white film, so I can understand the challenge — I wasted a lot of photo paper before I could develop proper images :) I am glad it all worked out in the end and you didn't giv up. And they sure do remind me of Man Ray's work now that you've mentioned it, great tribute!
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Robert K. Baggs  over 1 year ago
Self portraits are a great way to get used to lighting techniques. Here is one I did recently aiming for a cinematic feel for when I find the appropriate model: http://500px.com/photo/25643259
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Diana Tula  over 1 year ago
Love the light and the colour palette, adds a great cinematic feel to it :) I think it would make for a great series of portraits as though stills from movies :)
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Teelip Lim  over 1 year ago
Wow.. those eyes! Piercing into my souls...
Nice work man! Indeed I agree, testing on oneself for portraits is a means to learn lighting techniques, etc.
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Teelip Lim  over 1 year ago
Very nice! Love the message behind each piece, indeed in the modern digital world of narcissistic snapshots, we strive to express and be original with ourselves. The generations to come struggle with their own identities as the lines gets blurred every more so between orientations, allegiance, etc.

And these humbly are my self-portraits:
http://500px.com/photo/24817387
http://500px.com/photo/24909187
http://500px.com/photo/23131009

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Diana Tula  over 1 year ago
These are great and very haunting! My favourite is the 1st image. I also love the series that you started with self-photos using a scanner. Did you find it difficult getting the results you were looking for using scanography?

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