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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."

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.

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!

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written by denisesanjose

17 comments

  1. davidb

    davidb

    That's damn inspiring! Your drawings are lovely!

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  2. marta1901

    marta1901

    nice!! :)

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  3. an_lai_drew

    an_lai_drew

    interesting!

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  4. ponzi

    ponzi

    very cool :)

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  5. elelostdog

    elelostdog

    great!

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  6. roxanneross

    roxanneross

    i think she's actually got a lomohome :)

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  7. lisamariesimpson

    lisamariesimpson

    Water, glass, hand on face; it's me guys! She is my friend and her lomohome: http://www.lomograph(…)s/kargagasi

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  8. twinklecat

    twinklecat

    Wow, so clever!

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  9. denisesanjose

    denisesanjose

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

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  10. sudhashunmu

    sudhashunmu

    great effort great job

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  11. istionojr

    istionojr

    great idea!

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  12. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    Brilliant idea. I will try this....

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  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.

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  14. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    Aaaarrrrrgggghhhh, so original idea

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  15. cyriloh

    cyriloh

    I want to try this!
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  16. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    :D

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  17. denisesanjose

    denisesanjose

    Hey guys, check out more drawings on film burns in this new interview with Dilsad! http://www.lomograph(…)lsad-aladag

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