In just three years, the Instagram account @accidentallywesanderson has racked up over a million followers, which is perhaps a testament to the enduring appeal of the director’s readily identifiable style, but also to the quality of the images curated by the account’s creator, Wally Koval. What began as a travel bucket list of sorts between Koval and his wife – an account that posted images of places they’d been that reminded him of Wes Anderson movies – quickly took off as Anderson’s international appreciation society began following and then, in quick succession, contributing to the account’s escapist content.
Discoveries turn up from all over the world with dreamy compositions featuring anything from solitary lighthouses to pastel pink fire stations, so long as they fit the Wes Anderson aesthetic. Collected together for the first time in physical form, the images fill the pages of Accidentally Wes Anderson, a new book published by Trapeze and available here.
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