26/04/2012 11:24 BST | Updated 03/05/2012 05:59 BST

Seeing Double? Jon Duenas's Double Exposure Photographs

A lot of portraits set against the backdrop of nature’s finest scenery are beautiful.

But these shots by US photographer Jon Duenas are perhaps twice as good, as he uses a double exposure technique to capture both the subject and surroundings in one.

“I've always been fascinated with the idea of a person's connection with their environment,” Duenas told HuffPost, “And then I moved out to Portland (Oregon) and I was surrounded by breathtaking landscapes everywhere I looked.”

After experimenting with digital techniques for a year, Duenas, who has been a photographer since 2008, made a shift to traditional film in order to capture the shots.

“I just kept trying new ideas and learning how film reacts to different light, different exposures, and how it worked with multiple exposures. And then it dawned on me one day how perfect film was for creating the types of images that I had in my head.”

For Duenas, his double exposure images aren't just beautiful, but encapsulate his own feelings about nature.

“I feel I have a strong connection with those moments of solitude with nature. These images are how I express it outwardly.”

View more of Duenas’s double exposure portraits in the gallery below

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