I have been working on a series entitled "Untenateble" - using double exposure techniques to make architecture uninhabitable and/or absurd. So, naturally, I had hoped to get some "untenantable" shots while visiting Philadelphia.
As soon as I got into the city, I saw the construction of a new skyscraper next to the Comcast building. Immediately, I had the idea of using a double exposure to try and combine the two buildings—making it look like a building was being constructed from the top down, suspended in the air.
But, after developing my roll, it appeared as though the building was bobbing in water, construction on top, with a pyramidal building on the horizon. So, the photo was rotated 180° from my intentions and "Bouyed Construction" was born.
My double exposure work is highly intentional, as I try to think out and plan each shot. That doesn't mean, however, that I'm not often surprised and delighted to find something different from what I imagined. Every time I pull a roll from the tank, it feels like magic.