Accidental Wes Anderson

Accidental Wes Anderson

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Accidental Wes Anderson is a series of photographs that display a similar aesthetic to that of motion picture director Wes Anderson, such as spatial symmetry, vibrant colors and classical architecture.

Origin

The earliest known example of a grouping of phoographs that resemble the work of Wes Anderson is the "subreddit"/memes/sites/reddit/ /r/AccidentalWesAnderson, which launched on April 27th, 2018 by Redditor[1] simonsarris.


ACCIDENTAL WES ANDERSON AcCIDENTALWESANDERSON hotnew rising controversialtop borntoslug (1) preferences | logout Corinth Canal connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea [750 x 1089] (redd.it) search 1251 20 submitted 22 days ago by bena_dc comment share save hide give gold report crosspost Submit a new link These dogs look familiar (reddit.com) 1252 Submit a new text post submitted 22 days ago by bengineer69 comment share save hide give gold report crosspost AccidentalWesAnderson subscribe 230,569 readers O 380 users here now In honor of the new release (mgur.com) 1253 5568 submitted 22 days ago by FlyFinesser 28 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost Show my flair on this subreddit. It looks llke borntoslug This subreddit is for photos accidentally resembling a work by Wes Anderson, and other Wes Anderson discussion. Apartments in Vancouver, BC (1080x1080) [OS] (.redd.lt) 1254 5 submitted 22 days ago by bena_dc comment share save hide give gold report crosspost created by simonsarris a community for 1 year MODERATORS message the moderators Church in the middle of South Dakota (Iredd.it)

Precursor

Prior to the subreddit, people online would refer to wardrobe and color choices as "Accidental Wes Anderson." On March 3rd, 2015, Instagram [2] user @scottandmel posted an image of a man wearing a red hat, much like the kind found in the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. He captioned the photo "Accidental Wes Anderson wardrobe."


scottandmel Follow Hays Public Library scottandmel Accidental Wes Anderson wardrobe whitneylivinglife likes this MARCH 3, 2015 Log in to like or comment

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A little over one month later, the Instagram[3] account @accidentallywesanderson posted its first image, "Rungrado 1st of May Stadium | North Korea | c. 1989." The post (shown below, left) received more than 630 likes in less than one year.

Two days later, the account[4] posted an image of Hotel Belvédère in Grindewald, Switzerland, which resembles the hotel from the Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel. Within one year, the post received more than 900 likes.

Later that year, on September 20th, Twitter [5] user @burberrywaffle posted a series of Accidental Wes Anderson photographs with the caption, "'accidental wes anderson' is by far my favorite aesthetic." The post (shown below, right) received more than 7,400 retweets and 19,000 likes in eight months.


accidental wes anderson" is by far my favorite aesthetic

On December 19th, 2017, Redditor mugwortlemon published an image of six people wearing different color snowsuits hiking across a snowy tundra. The post (shown below) was titled "The Life Antarctic with Alex Honnold" and received more than 31,000 points (95% upvoted) and 180 comments in less than six months.



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