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A Happy Accident

Jun 04, 2021 - Lloyd Foster

As someone who often uses analog cameras. I can attest mistakes happen.
 
Whether it be a camera jam, forgetting to roll your film all the way through, or forgetting to switch the settings on your camera, at some point you may take a picture outside of your original intention.
 
In 2019, I experienced a beautiful accident. As shot over images I took in Ghana with images I took at my niece’s birthday party in the United States. I was left with dreamy and sometimes gritty overlays of two places I consider home – with a range of commonalities captured.
 
This inspired the work of my latest photographic series “ A Fragment Apart”
 
Here are some of the images from this original mishap which I’ve ultimately embraced.