Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sunday Zine Review #88: Accidentally on Purpose by Ben Richards

Sometimes accidents in photographs can turn them into something special. One of my favourite photographs is an image I took a few years ago and that is almost completely overexposed due to the fact that I opened the camera without realising that the film wasn't over.

In Accidentally On Purpose, graphic arts and design student Ben Richards has compiled photographs he took and that at the the time of development were not desired. Ben has created a a series that show how these once unwanted images can also be beautiful.

From light leaks and expired Polaroids to accidental shutter releases and errors during development, Ben shows how these unwanted images can be more desirable than technically perfect, staged photographs.

Ben Richards has released two volumes of Accidentally on Purpose that have now sold out, but keep an eye on his website for future releases!

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