LOST star Dominic Monaghan has embraced his artistic side by opening his own photography exhibition.

'Happy Accidents', which will be on display from today in West Hollywood, features pictures of his famous co stars from LOST and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

Recognisable faces in the shots include Matthew Fox and Josh Holloway, who play Jack and Sawyer in LOST, Elijah Wood, SIR Ian McKellen and Billy Boyd - who played Monaghan's fellow hobbit Pippin in the three LORD OF THE RINGS films.

Speaking about his exhibition, Monaghan told Ireland Online: "Happy Accidents refers to those moments where you don't expect what is going to happen, but it ends up being something good."

Monaghan is currently filming scenes for the upcoming Wolverine movie.

He plays Barnell Bohusk – a mutant with the ability to manipulate electricity who befriends Hugh Jackman's Wolverine.

Meanwhile, the actor recently announced that he is planning an expedition to the African jungle in a bid to locate the world's largest spider – the Hercules Baboon.

If he is successful he will earn himself an entry in the Guinness Book Of World Records.

Reptile and insect-lover Dominic plans to take along a crew of people for the adventure.

The Hercules baboon has not been seen since the early 1990s when it was spotted in Nigeria.

14/03/2008 10:50:48