Thursday, 12 April 2012

an accidental artist

I AM, without a doubt,  an "accidental artist" as depicted in this comic strip by artist Aaron Johnson.

Special thanks to Aaron Johnson for providing permission to use his comic strip on my blog!

I am sure you are familiar with W.T. Duck.
If you are a photographer and you don't know this comic strip, you need to check it out here.
Because you will find your 'self' there for sure!

I think we all take photos that are not what we had intended.
What Mr. Johnson calls 'spray and pray' works quite well for me in guaranteeing ONE good shot out of hundreds!
So well, that I think I am going to have to order his spray and pray T-shirt!.

Most people delete those 'accidental' photos.
I suppose out of fear of being found out to be not such a good photographer...
...not me. I save everything! (it is a sickness!)

...and I am an accidental artist.

Even the great American photographer and writer, Diane Arbus shared "I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse."

So... even though we get some duds, other shots turn out better than we expect.

That's okay!

We all know that one man's garbage is another man's treasure...same goes with photos.
If it isn't what we intended there is often a case to 'repurpose' the shot.
Post processing is not a bad word!
...and sometimes, even without the pee pee word, a 'failed' photo can be a lovely piece of art!

Accidental art is still art!

To check out more accidental art please click here.


  1. Spray and pray... I've never heard that phrase, but it certainly fits my attitude on some days! :)

  2. LOVE your new blog site! So much! :) xo