My Favorite Lomo Accidents and Other Musings

1

Getting burnt edges on films is by far my favorite lomo accident. They are unexpected, random, weird, and always fantastic!

Who says accidents are disastrous? Hell, no! They can actually be a cool thing in analogue photography. There’s beauty in catastrophe. All these accidents can make weird looking, delightful effects! Without them, film photography would just be plain boring.

Well, I don’t really know the exact reason why I get these burnt film edges, but I really like the unpredictability of getting these partially-burned out photos, especially in DIY redscale films. I often get such shots at the beginning of the roll. So I guess, it’s because I don’t advance the film far enough, or load the film erroneously, or click on the shutter too early.

Whatever the cause, I don’t really care. I personally believe that lomo photography isn’t all about knowing the process, the cause, or the science behind it. It is more about the experience. “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” Clichéd or not, this adage holds true to every word it says for this not-so-cheap yet rewarding hobby.

After all, it is not an exact science, nor a restrictive, formal art. The “hit or miss” aspect of film photography makes it even more fun and exciting, and I constantly heart the feeling of anticipation of what’s going to come out.

The imperfection and the randomness that come along with it is really part of the charm. There’s really no such thing as “wasted shots”!

written by antibiotyx on 2011-06-04 in #lifestyle

One Comment

  1. nanerbug
    nanerbug ·

    How do I post a picture of my accident? It was a picture of an ambulance leaving the scene of a crime and I caught something.

More Interesting Articles

  • Twosday Tuesday: Lady Liberty's Silhouette

    written by chooolss on 2014-06-17 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Lady Liberty's Silhouette

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

  • Twosday Tuesday: A Stroll and A Spin

    written by cheeo on 2014-07-22 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: A Stroll and A Spin

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    1
  • Twosday Tuesday: Forever Two Wheels

    written by cheeo on 2014-07-01 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Forever Two Wheels

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

  • Shop News

    Order this five star Medium Master today and receive it straight away!

    Order this five star Medium Master today and receive it straight away!

    The Phoblographer Editor's Choice Award Winner "The best street photography camera: film or digital. Pretty much nothing will beat this." Order this five star Medium Master today and receive it straight away!

  • Twosday Tuesday: Fields of Tulips

    written by chooolss on 2014-05-06 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Fields of Tulips

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members in our downtime. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    1
  • Twosday Tuesday: Itsukushima Shrine’s ‘Floating’ Torii Gate

    written by chooolss on 2014-03-25 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Itsukushima Shrine’s ‘Floating’ Torii Gate

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members in our downtime. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    2
  • Twosday Tuesday: Yosemite in Color

    written by chooolss on 2014-04-22 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Yosemite in Color

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members in our downtime. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    2
  • Shop News

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.

  • Twosday Tuesday: The Lone Surfer

    written by chooolss on 2014-06-24 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: The Lone Surfer

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    2
  • Twosday Tuesday: Mirror, Mirror

    written by cheeo on 2014-08-26 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Mirror, Mirror

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

  • Twosday Tuesday: Keep Quiet At All Times

    written by cheeo on 2014-08-12 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Keep Quiet At All Times

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • Twosday Tuesday: Birds Flying Across the Pink-Tinted Sky

    written by chooolss on 2014-03-18 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Birds Flying Across the Pink-Tinted Sky

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members in our downtime. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    1
  • Twosday Tuesday: The Eiffel Tower, Cross-ed

    written by chooolss on 2014-04-01 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: The Eiffel Tower, Cross-ed

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members in our downtime. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    4
  • Twosday Tuesday: Eyes to the Sky

    written by cheeo on 2014-07-08 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Eyes to the Sky

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    1