MISS ANIELA: Multiplicity
A looking-glass world of distorted perspectives and dream-enhanced colours.
‘Miss Aniela creates… a dramatic theatre… a surreal looking-glass world of distorted perspectives and dream-enhanced colours’ (PHOTOICON)
This book (7 x 7", square) features nearly 100 multiplicity images, along with a detailed 6-page introduction. For those interested in the technique, the book also has a 6-page 'How to' section describing how to do the cloning technique. These pages also advise on hints and tips for further creative retouching, complete with breakdowns showing the processing stages of example images.
"Multiplicity began for me as an exercise in composition, about seeing a pattern emerge within the frame, about creating a scene full of colour and life. Using oneself as a model was an way to create photography with complete independence. By multiplying oneself, you can be more than one character into the frame, single-handedly conducting a symphony of figures over which you
"In my first self-published book 'Self-gazing', it felt correct to select the most popular images that I have produced and put them together as a collection. Only what I considered the best of my early multiplicity was included in the book, as it aimed to provide an overview to all the various styles and moods I have approached in my self portraits up to a certain date. This book displays the full story of multiplicity that my first book ‘Self gazing’ would never dare to divulge. A world of fictional multiples and their iridescent, multi-faceted narratives weave an exciting, seemingly never-ending, visual adventure of over 100 pages, owning their own space in which to run havoc and to hopefully delight and inspire."
I am a fine-art and commercial photographer based in London, UK. Self-taught in photography, my passion began with creating high-impact, often surreal self-portraits as ‘Miss Aniela’. I also host an event called the Fashion Shoot Experience in London and internationally. In my work I am interested in hitting the spot between real and surreal, employing digital means to sometimes achieve impossible illusions. I also have two books commercially published: Self-Portrait Photography and Creative Portrait Photography, which you can find out about on my website www.missaniela.com.