Hi, I’m Emi Haze. This is my cover illustration for the Italian edition of “Vanishing Girls” the young adult novel by New York Times best selling author Lauren Oliver and it is based on the double exposure technique.

Double exposure or multiple exposure is a photographic technique that combines two or more different images into a single image. Traditionally, this is a technique in which the camera shutter is opened more the once to expose the film multiple times, usually to different images. Nowadays we can recreate a similar effect in Photoshop with the help of Blend Modes – Multiply, Screen, Overlay – in combination with various masks and appropriate selections.

Bringing together two or more photos creates a coherent image that can be beautiful, nostalgic or unsettling, depending on what photos you use and how you combine them.

With double exposure, you can create a surreal and fantastic world beyond our imagination.

The reason for using this technique varies, but they are surely created for the same purposes – beauty and uniqueness.

Personal Introduction - Emi Haze

I began with painting and drawing when I attended the art high school. Then I discovered the digital art and I connected this great passion of mine with technology, taking a degree in graphic design and commercial art at the Design Institute Palladio in Verona.

In my opinion everything in every moment has an artistic side, the aesthetics of things, people around me… For me everything has its own importance, images, textures, sounds, fragrances, my creativity is constantly stimulated.

In my works the human being melts with nature and its four elements to give birth to my inner world, ethereal and imaginative, hanging in balance between reality, dream and fantasy, in which colour and sensitivity have the predominant role. An harmony that binds man and nature in a perfect way and which unfortunately nowadays seems to be a utopia.

Piles of tree branches, clouds forming hair, faces that melt with air and sky, human silhouettes that arise from expanses of earth and roots… this is my visionary world.

I’ve worked for several clients and big agencies like Adobe, Wacom, Penguin Random House, Microsoft, Getty Images.

Recently, I collaborated with the agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners of San Francisco and Adobe to be part of the Adobe Photoshop 25th anniversary “Dream On” Oscars Spot which was featured during the Academy Award Oscars 2015 ceremony and was part of an international bigger campaign.

I’ve achieved a Gold Winner Award in Multimedia / Online Advertising Design at the IDA Design Awards 2015 of Los Angeles and a Silver Winner Award in Photography and Photo Manipulation Design at the A’ Design Award and Competition 2016 in Italy.


1 Lessons


6 Hours


Skill level: Intermediate / Advanced


Software: Photoshop


Author: Emi Haze


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