35 Surreal Examples of Multiplicity Photography

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Multiplicity is a photography technique in which the same person is photographed from different angles and directions and then the bunch of photographs are digitally re-mastered in Photoshop showing clones of the person doing different things all in one photo.

Today we present 35 Surreal Examples of Multiplicity Photography to inspire you. Photography and Photoshop go hand in hand. Multiplicity Photography is the real test of your patience as you may have to work for hours to get the right shots mainly because of different angles, props and clothes used in pre-production. And finally when you have the images, you have to work on different techniques (blending, layering, curving etc) in Photoshop to paste all the images in one single photo. Enjoy.

Surreal Examples of Multiplicity Photography

what you don’t know can indeed hurt you

what you don't know can indeed hurt you

Wet Willy Multiplicity

Wet Willy Multiplicity

Multiplicity, falling

Multiplicity, falling

Creepy Multiplicity

Creepy Multiplicity

uh.. thats MY glass, silly..

uh.. thats MY glass, silly..

Multiplicity – Guest Room

Multiplicity - Guest Room

Macbook

Macbook

B-Boy multiplicity

B-Boy multiplicity

We hate it when our friends become successful

We hate it when our friends become successful

Cleo and her 21 brothers & sisters

Cleo and her 21 brothers & sisters

The Unconscious

The Unconscious

Multiplicity part 1

Multiplicity part 1

that would be a handful…

that would be a handful...

Too many cooks…..

Too many cooks.....

Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Day 192: Just the Two of Us.

Day 192: Just the Two of Us

Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Multiplicity – Meanies x2, Victim x1

Multiplicity - Meanies x2, Victim x1

Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Dental Multiplicity – Self Portrait

Dental Multiplicity - Self Portrait

Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Family multiplicity

Family multiplicity

Beggars Can’t be Choosers

Beggars Can't be Choosers

365 Days – Day 71 – Hippy Tree Huggers

365 Days - Day 71 - Hippy Tree Huggers

Come on feel the Illinoise

Come on feel the Illinoise

Multiplicity in Redwood Forest

Multiplicity in Redwood Forest

stavlin

stavlin

Day 242 of 365

Day 242 of 365

Working in the Library

Working in the Library

My clones ball

My clones ball

Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Violence at Work (Multiplicity)

Violence at Work (Multiplicity)

The Home Office

The Home Office

Bhanu Ahluwalia

Bhanu Ahluwalia is a graduate in Computer Science and a social media enthusiast from India. He specializes in web design by qualification and photography by passion. He is an avid blogger, running TutZone and co-authoring DesignUnder and SloDive. You can reach him via Twitter.

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Deepak Kaletha
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Great collection

Jayakumar
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Great
super

Not at all possible to live with out any commend for this !!!!

whoaugh ………..

Drew
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Wonderful, how much fun is this!

Camera, Photoshop, fun!

The MoonKeeper
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Some really good pieces! Now I want to go straight to Curry’s and buy that damn Nikon D90 DSLR camera to make some wicked Photos!

Adi
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D90??? No way man, is a piece of crap! Go for D300!

brian
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you are aware that the d90 and d300 have literally the same exact image resolution, megapixels, sensor size, etc..right??

Ernesto
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I would recommend a lot the sony alpha 600 guys, but it’s only a suggestion.

Jeff
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D90 and D300 are very very different. Similar sensor, not the same. D300 has great autofocus, D90 autofocus is very frustrating. D300 has full magnesium body, stronger shutter. Shoots more FPS. Doesn’t look like a toy, etc. Huge differences.

rob
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D90 rocks. It feels solid.

Angelo
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Very true

esranull
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very fun thanks a lot

Jordan Walker
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Schizophrenic.

BC
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Nice !!!
We’ve made a video with this type of operation :
http://www.vimeo.com/10690396

Pablo Vargas
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I did my picture too

Laira
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Quite good photography.good technique… Impressive…

waikit
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That bboy picture is actually of me!

Jay Philips
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Nice collection. I especially like “Cleo and her 21 brothers & sisters”

Scott Corgan
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Oh, I remember that movie, with Michael Keaton! This list of photos is ALMOST as good as that movie! Great! :)

Gilles
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Martin Liebscher is a great photograph in this type
m-liebscher.de/familie.htm

Markus Danek
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Great collection, love it!

Lukas
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Wicked! I am so going to try this :) Thank you!

Kris
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another one :)
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Jonathan
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another one:
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Billy
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i have one to submit to rival the collection!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/billyquach/4585270189/sizes/l/

i love noupe by the way.

kris
Guest

Awesome post!!
I want to do something similar with photos for my band and this has provided me with some serious inspiration!

Andreas
Guest

Great collection! Here’s one more :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/agraulich/2465710400/

element321
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Great collection! I love seeing images of this type.

Elliott Rodgers
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Amazing! So tempted to have a go myself!

Bryce Wisekal
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Awesome collection! Shared!

fuzzimo
Guest

That’s some pretty funny stuff. I’d have to try it someday.

jmleclercq
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Great collection !

Lee Gustin
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Great Multiplicity photos!! I have always wanted to try one of these, and maybe now I will that I’ve seen these great inspirational ones.

Greg
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If you want to see some cool multiplicity photos check out Cameron Jinks, these photos where taken over 3 years where he gained weight, lost weight and changed his facial appearance.

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/artist_profile/Cameron+Jinks/42259.html

Sam
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Its Great

Andre
Guest

Superb stuff!! I’ve been playing with this idea recently. Working out the shadows is the tricky part.

Great!!

Tom
Guest

Haha I made some things like this back in highschool a number of years ago! Fun to create!!

Kent Tan
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Amazing collection! I like the last one – how did they photoshop everything so nicely together?

Joelsk
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Here’s one i did about a year ago.

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Todd S. Jones
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Great stuff! Going to give this a try.

taher
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fine & fine
look like & then…………………..

Klassi K
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This is creativity. Absolutely amazing! Gonna try this.

Eric Rasch
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These are great examples! I tried one of my own a year or so ago with kids: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rasch/2874001333/in/set-72157607405026393/

Amber
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The “Violence at Work” reminds me of Fight Club.

Jackey Daswani
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Great Job with Imagination!

dharma
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is this suitable for add to the collection?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dharmastyle/3348121738/sizes/l/

Dr. Jones
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So you shot a base plate image, then individual shots and then photoshopped them in. Big whoop. If the concepts were more interesting, i.e. told some sort of story or had some sort of point, I could look past it. But there is nothing more here than technique, and not a very original or difficult one.

bruce
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I wrote something similar to yours but evidently I didn’t put it as nicely as you did because they didn’t print it.

Jae Xavier
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lolool… so many ideas. so awesome.

Fun
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Superrr! I copied some photos and I will save them :)

Mark moran
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Check out Irish photographer Rob O’ Connor. His recent work is incredible and features multiplicity

http://www.rocshot.com

Jan
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Hi all,

you have seen nothing yet.

This guy took panos with himself hundreds of times in it:
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More panos like this to be found here:
http://www.m-liebscher.de/net/familie.htm

English language video with a few explanations:
http://www.m-liebscher.de/shows/09creteil01.htm

3500 images, 3 days shooting, 6 months after-processing

Jan

Sarah
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Great photos and idea!! Thanks for sharing :)

Vino
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Great collections :) thanks for sharing

gezaborbely
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Sylvia
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These were unbelievable. Would love to be able to produce such amazing photos, but just have a little point and shoot.

matt
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I dont usually do a lot of commenting but why not do a slightly shorter list and weed out some of the ones with the really crappy photoshopping jobs. It would keep the list hq, not just having every example one can find.

David J
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Wow, too many people. And most (all?) aren’t even Chinese.

algdfa
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Wow, too many people. And most (all?) aren’t even Chinese.

Me
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Wow.Yeah.Cool.[yeah right this is so not cool]

Faire des économies
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Wonderful photos!

Tmo
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Karma
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The first one, I know her..or OF her should I say because she takes awesome pics! I am a fan of her collection on flickr :) Her name is Rebekkah and she’s from Iceland. Fabulous pics!

Kaleem Akhter
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nice all is very cool i like everyone.

NEJOFRIK
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GENIAL

Zahra
Guest

cool!!! Know of any tutorials on how to do it? :D

parker
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This is so much easier than you think.
I did this: http://bit.ly/c6debS in less than five minutes.
Third time I had ever used PhotoShop: Beginner.
Tutorial I made for my brother: http://bit.ly/98nSBO

good luck!
leave me a question on the YT page if you want.

John
Guest

Wow those are indeed surreal. I love the first one very creative idea using the mirror image! I wish I was talented enough to come up with these types of things on my own but now that I’ve seen some of them I might give em a try just to test out my own photography and editing skills.

Stefan SERBIA
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I have made this one, UP :) …..

Al
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I am a bedbug and I find this rude.

Joshua Ludd
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This was already done to death a decade ago.

Tom
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These are always fun. I did it with my son a while back.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29969681@N04/4524615165/

Ashley
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Keither Alvord
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the lighting is perfect in that.
I went through some of the other pictures on your photostream. they’re pretty good.

Nik
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Oh wow! Those are great. I was able to experiment with some Roller Derby Girls here:
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Kütahya Porselen
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Ich denke, dies ist eine großartige Nachricht. Eine Sache, die ich am meisten hilfreich finden, ist Nummer fünf. Manchmal, wenn ich schreibe, ich lass den Fluss der Worte und Informationen kommen so sehr, dass ich locker den Zweck. Es ist nur nach der Bearbeitung, wenn ich merke, was ich getan habe. Es ist trotzig eine Menge toller Tipps hier werde ich versuchen, mehr bewusst.

sharmaine bowers
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Hey ALL of these are wonderful. If anyone out there can answer my next question, I would be so greatful. Is there any possible way that I can do these clones/multiplicities without using photoshop? I would love to do these but CANNOT afford Photoshop at all. Is there a free program that would allow me to do this type of work? I would be greatful for an answer. TY. Sharmaine

Paul T
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Ok. I’m dizzy now.

Craig
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Hey, these are fantastic :-) they mess with the mind a bit, this is a great collection, Thanks!

too many dogs, not enough barking
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too many dogs, not enough barking

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udana
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really really good..i want try like this one

hannah
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Hi. I have written a tutorial for how to create these type of images, http://www.photoshopbuzz.com/362/multiplicity-image-photoshop/

Jeeem
Guest

Thanks Hannah,

I was hoping somebody would place a “How To” on here. I’ll have to try this.

-Jeeem-

vit
Guest

amazing shoots! i would try to make it, any tips?

bruce
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This is the first time that I have seen these types of pictures. Although there are a couple that are at least mildly interesting only one “multiplicity” shows any kind of mental complexity by the photographer. The rest are just adolescent or uninspired and totally undeserving of a second look, and to them I say “take out your trash, it stinks”.

bruce
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Why did you not print my comment, to honest?

shapewear
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These are very good, I tried making one myself but they didn’t look as good as those.

Olli
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I did a similar picture some years ago: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73764225@N00/1284390151/

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