My Photo Trouvée – Accidental art

Photo by Yasmine
            Photo by Yasmine & Ruben

Art produced by accident or side effect, not   by intention.

Art formed by chance. As a waste product of human action in solitude left on sidewalks and walls. (source:

Actually I found this Photo Trouvée on Facebook, shot by the granddaughter of a friend. It caught my eye immediately and I believe it can be called accidental art. I really like the composition, the colours and… the sweet message!

It also seems that I am not the only one being interested in accidental art: Photo Trouvée is the title of a book, conceived and edited by Michel Frizot and Cedric de Veigy. (Phaidon, London, 2006. 320 pp., 19 color and 266 b&w illustrations, 8½x6½”). According to the publisher a unique collection of 285 ‘found’ amateur photographs, discovered and collected over a period of more than twenty years in flea markets and antique shops by the French photohistorian Michel Frizot and Cédric de Veigy, professor of photography and film. Anthropology of the ordinary is what the authors call it. The charm of these images lies in small imperfections: light leakages, unplanned compositions, flaws in focus. Inadvertent exposures create an accidental art and a welcome change from the sometimes sterile domain of conventional fine-art.


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