Wabi Sabi

Art Isn't An Accident

A recent post titled 'Art is never an accident' by Noah Kocher, an artist I have come to know through Instagram, got me thinking. My initial reaction was, "Of course art can be an accident!" but then I thought back to these two images. It was an overcast day and I misjudged my ability to stabilize the camera at low shutter speed, "Could he be right?".

Maybe a true artist is someone who is able to find beauty in their mistakes and really, doesn't look at them as mistakes at all.

Look out for a little collab. between Noah and Above Mountain Tops coming down the pipeline!

The Others

Caught in the middle of an epic rain storm, I was quickly winding a spent roll back into the canister when it got stuck half way. In a moment of panic, I ripped the remaining film out of the camera ruining half of the roll and allowing water to get onto the pictures that I had been able to safely get back inside.

The colored spotting is a product of water sitting on the undeveloped film for a few weeks before I was able to have it developed. It seems to have had some kind of reaction with the film. I thought the whole roll was lost but the lab was able to salvage a good number of pictures and I rather like how they turned out. These are some of my favorites.