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Monday Moodboard: Accidental art

When you finally get your photos back from the lab and see that they’re not what you’ve have originally aimed for, that is, they’re over- or underexposed or have light leaks and the like, it’s no surprise that some may feel disappointed. Lindsay Bottos’ “Incidental” series, however, might change your mind a bit.

Film photography, while fascinating, can be a matter of hits and misses – that much we Lomographers know. In a bid to take stunning photographs, the usual route for us would be to be very meticulous, taking control of everything from the film and camera, down to the subjects, concepts, and conditions.

But then again, as we all also know very well, analogue results can be very unexpected. There are those shots we’re aiming for, sure, but then there could also be a few overexposed and light-leak-ridden photos in the bunch.

These photographs were taken by 21-year old photographer Lindsay Bottos for her ongoing series Incidental. A project that she started back in 2011, Incidental is basically a “body of work comprised of unintended results.”

And here we have a few more similar-looking “accidental art” shot by some of our awesome community members:

I don’t know about you, because it could probably be only because I actually like this kind of photos, but these “accidents” to me look like abstract art. In any case, I guess this just goes to show that art doesn’t necessarily need to be deliberately beautiful all the time!

written by chooolss


  1. bsdunek


    Not my favorites - but then, what do I know?

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  2. chooolss


    Also featured in this article are lovely photos by @mephisto19 @sahilkarkhanis @rose_screw_selavy @kdstevens, many thanks! :)

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  3. sahilkarkhanis


    @chooolss Thank you! :)

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