Little Drawings on Film Burned Photos


At the beginning of every roll, you take that first test shot to make sure that the film is properly fed into the camera. Most of the time, the first frame turns out to be overexposed nothingness. Sometimes, it's a significantly light burned photo that leaves you thinking of "what might have been."

Photos via Flickr

This is the medium that Turkish architecture student Dilşad Aladağ chooses to work on. With half a blank canvas to work with, she fills in the missing parts of the photo with simple sketches based on memory or fiction. Part of the series little drawings, the results turn out to be charmingly nostalgic imagery with some of its mysteries unfolded.

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It’s definitely some inspiring work and I’m sure Lomographers are eager to try their hand at this kind of mixed media art. I myself have several first shots with film burns but, unfortunately, I was not blessed with sketching skills and can only draw stick people so my light leaked photos will probably stay blank. But we’d love to see your illustrations or interpretations of “little drawings” so get inspired and show us what you’ve got in the comments below!

Credits: denisesanjose

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written by denisesanjose on 2013-02-19 in #lifestyle #35mm-films #analogue-photography #art #dilsad-aladag #diy #little-drawings #light-leaks #film-burn


  1. davidb
    davidb ·

    That's damn inspiring! Your drawings are lovely!

  2. marta1901
    marta1901 ·

    nice!! :)

  3. an_lai_drew
    an_lai_drew ·


  4. ponzi
    ponzi ·

    very cool :)

  5. elelostdog
    elelostdog ·


  6. roxanneross
    roxanneross ·

    i think she's actually got a lomohome :)

  7. lisamariesimpson
    lisamariesimpson ·

    Water, glass, hand on face; it's me guys! She is my friend and her lomohome:

  8. twinklecat
    twinklecat ·

    Wow, so clever!

  9. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    @lisamariesimpson Sweet! Great job, @kargagasi! :-)

  10. sudhashunmu
    sudhashunmu ·

    great effort great job

  11. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    great idea!

  12. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Brilliant idea. I will try this....

  13. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    I really like the half photo half drawings. Awesome! Hope you don't mind if I try it - you have inspired me.

  14. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Aaaarrrrrgggghhhh, so original idea

  15. cyriloh
    cyriloh ·

    I want to try this!

  16. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·


  17. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    Hey guys, check out more drawings on film burns in this new interview with Dilsad!…

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