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Finnish photographer Christoffer Relander has released a fascinating new set of multiple-exposure photographs as part of his We Are Nature series. The photographs merge natural scenes with portraits of people, creating a “multiple vision.” Amazingly, Relander accomplishes all of this through expert layering of images “in-camera.” There’s no Photoshop.

He writes: “As in my previous work I’ve double and triple exposed (combined) man and nature in-camera, this time by using a Nikon D800E. Afterwards I’ve imported my RAW-files (yes, you can shoot multiple exposures in RAW-format!) to Lightroom to adjust contrast, tones, colors and in some cases adding a small amount of dodging and burning.”

The photos are like out of some Finnish pagan myth. Seen above is “Old as a Tree.” Immediately below, both the forest and model highlight the idea of “Breathing.”

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This one is called, “If late autumn comes, can winter be far behind?”

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In these examples, the models become increasingly transparent, becoming outlines as they fade into the trees.

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While another transforms back into “Bark.”

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See more full-size images at Relander’s website or purchase a print.

Also, check out Cloud Forest, evocative photos of the foggy Czech Bohemian forest, by color-blind photographer Kilian Schönberger.