Lost and Found


Objects found and photographed undisturbed.

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Taxi!

 

“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”

~Paul Strand

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Shoe Tree

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Two Old Friends

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Some Bunny Loves You

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Pssst…Science Exists…Pass It On.

 

“Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.”

~ Elliott Erwitt

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Pole Dancing

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Lost Homework

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Just Add Colgate

 

“One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before.”

~ Anne Rice

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Love Me Like A Rock

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Summer Wear in SF

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Faded Memories

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Bloom Where You Are Planted

 

“If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.” 
~ Andy Rooney

 

Inspiration, Close-up, Object, San Francisco, Found Art, Street Photography, Humor, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Fujifilm

Resist!

 

 

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111 comments

  1. Those objects were waiting for you to blossom their meanings, thank you, Jane. n_n I loved specially two old friends, it is quite tender how one supports the affection of the other. Funny that I like detective stories but I am clueless how some of those objects ended in those specific places. : )

  2. fine work Jane Lurie, every picture tells a story…but please : take a better toothpaste than Colgate…:-)
    Kind regards, Jürgen

  3. How lost things make a great and spontaneous story … 🙂
    Taxi!: “Drive me home, I lost my feets and need more clodes!”
    Shoe Tree: “I was falling out the tree and lost my slipper while running away…”
    Two Old Friends: “We had an awesome time together…”
    Love the picture but… (This told me it’s a sad story 😦 ) Some Bunny Loves You: “But who loves me? My playmate left me behind … 😦 ”
    Pssst…Science Exists…Pass It On.: “I’m ready to be examined…”
    Love the picture! Pole Dancing: “My dance partner has passed away, so I chose this pole while waiting for my next dance partner”
    Lost Homework: Message on the street: “We’re connected through a year ago”
    Just Add Colgate: “Wherever you go, don’t forget your toothbrush and neither your toothpaste!”
    Love Me Like A Rock: “For a strong lifetime!”
    Summer Wear in SF: “Sometimes I get cold!”
    Faded Memories: “Now I remember where my little bike is 🙂 ”
    Sad but also love this one! Bloom Where You Are Planted: (A song/lyric of Louis Neefs; a Belgian singer who died long ago)
    Ah Margrietje, the flowers will bloom
    Even though you don’t see me anymore
    Through your tears you will laugh again
    Just like last time
    And even if you think “that’s never coming
    That never comes, never comes again ”
    Ah Margrietje, the flowers will bloom
    Even though you don’t see me anymore
    Do you often dream too much
    Can’t you sleep at night
    Do you think too much at that time?
    Who will understand you?
    It will still be ours
    You can’t do much more
    Your life can already be empty
    In five years, you can be old
    I know what you mean
    The sun does not have to shine
    Childrens don’t need to laugh
    But think about what you felt
    Than i will be with you again
    To talk to you
    To be quiet as you speak
    To make your eyes laugh again
    About something which does not mean anything
    Than one can find
    As something happens more often
    Everyone has this kind of memory
    This cry will be all right
    It won’t help you much
    Maybe if i sing this song

    Best regards, Heidi

  4. Ohh, how great are these! Many of these finds would make my day too. Excellent!

  5. What a great, quirky collection! This makes you try to imagine the story behind each one. 🙂

  6. Hi Jane! I loved the theme for the photographs. There are many stories hidden in each capture. I particularly liked the capture of the shoes and lone slipper! 🙂

  7. Although I suppose most of these could have been taken in many different places, there is something very San Francisco here, in the sensibility I guess. A fun interlude!

  8. Great shots Jane! I love your captions and the quotes. I also shoots what interests and amuses me which is why its always nice to have my amazing cell phone handy – especially great for close-ups and candids – but very bad for zoom. Then more fun during editing!

  9. Undressed, the doll should be able to hail a cab, lol. 😉 But, I’d like to know who lost the shoe (#2). It’s pretty tough to walk with one shoe.

    • Hi David, Ha! Good one. There’s a lot of discussion about the mystery of lost shoes… I don’t see many people walking the city wearing only one shoe… hmmm. Glad you enjoyed my found art. Thank you so much!

  10. What a clever idea for the project, Jane. Thank you for sharing your wonderful observation. 🙂

  11. Caption award goes to “Love me like a Rock” LOL. Some wonderful captures here Jane, slices of life indeed. Bunny and Science get my vote – sweet in the first and bizarre-ly wonderful in the second!

  12. What a great photo project, Jane.
    I love all of these photographs, and it really makes you wonder…how does one lose a pair of shoes??? 🙂

  13. While the photos came before the egg I mean words, this time round it is the comments I enjoy: Fun and clever. Must admit that toothbrush looks suspiciously like mine, better go check if it is still in bathroom and I see the summer wear is sponsored by Captain Morgan

  14. Wow, what meaning and deeply driven so lost sometimes for words. How amazing your pictures are how much you care.

  15. I love the quirky nature of these pictures!

  16. I think that you are on to something with this genre, Jane. I love the shoe tree & pole dancing photos.
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  17. Shoes always make me wonder, particularly that one shoe that is in the middle of the highway. How did it get there?

  18. Interesting images. I wanted to unfold “lost homework”.

  19. These are amazing jane. You have a great eye.

  20. Brilliant comments along with your images.

  21. Great random images, but the play on words in the captions give them that extra something!

  22. What an inspiring post and photo set, Jane. You have eagle eyes to look and find the extra in the ordinary and I love your sense of humor. Your city moments of lost and found and your captions are great composed. And “Resists” is such an eye catcher at the end.

    • Hi Stefan, So nice to read your thoughts, thank you very much. I’ve been collecting these for a while and have fun with the imagined backstory and captions in my head when I shoot them. Resist came so easily– wonder why? 🙂

  23. Great captions!

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  24. Loved each and every one of them Jane. Brought a smile to my Monday morning face. Great way to start the week 🙂

  25. Excellent! You really do need a camera with you (and eyes like yours I might add). Love the sense of humour in this post and one has to wonder how do you manage to lose shoes?

  26. I just adore this post…so many items leaving one with so much to think about…like..where r they from???😜 GREAT EYE!!

  27. Love your photos and your captions!

  28. This another amazing set of photographs. Not many people stop and look long enough to see.

  29. Gave me a good laugh to start the day! Thanks for the humor.

  30. Love your sense of humor! You brought life to those “things”.

  31. I love these images Jane especially Taxi 😀

  32. What a clever post! Loved it… love my tricycle!

  33. Such joy and merriment , everyone a little jewel, evidence of someone’s life and loss. Stunning series

  34. A fabulous series of photos and captions. I agree with Elliott Erwitt – the first rule of photography “Don’t forget your camera!” 🙂
    (The 2nd rule is make sure you have a battery in it and some storage!)

  35. I liked – make that loved your tag lines for the photos – but glad I enjoyed the photos first before reading them – I was able to get my own first impression and compare with yours – for example the chairs photo – with the dirty door and set up – well I instantly saw a possible glamorous past and imagined those chairs when they were new – and then reading the old friends changed my take (in a good way)
    Anyhow – fun post! Thx

  36. Love the captions with the pictures. Great post.

  37. ❤️❤️❤️ these!! So perfectly funny XO

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  38. Made me laugh ….especially the science one!

  39. One needs eyes to see. You Jane, got eyes.

  40. Always fascinating stories within 🤓 smiles hedy 😀

  41. Love these shots! Resist is the best! Assume you “stumble” across them in your walks about the city.

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