Lost and Found


Objects found and photographed undisturbed in San Francisco. 

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Street Sweeper

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Peace

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Grab My Coat

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Choppin’ Broccoli

 

“Above all, bring a lot of joy to your work.”

~Fred Lyon

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Dish Washer’s Protest

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Hello Baby

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Lunch!

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Apartment 5

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Hole in the Head

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Rip Torn

 

“When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes.”

~Anonymous

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Go Beyond

 

Street Photography, Found Art, Objects, IPhone, Sidewalk, Art, Creativity, Seeing, Observation

Lone Ranger

 

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You Tell Me

 

 

 

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95 comments

  1. Jane, I missed this one! You’ve done these before, hacen’t you? I really, really like the way you’re putting them together. The first two might be my favorites, but I don’t know….sharp eyes! And great titles.

  2. So creative and well done,Jane! You make what might be called debris look charming 😊.

  3. Wonderful observations Jane. An intriguing series of photos, something I would like to try myself next time I’m out photographing Carlisle in Cumbria.

  4. Lost objects begin to live its own life at the very moment we found them and we begin to wonder about their owners.

    Most people are not able to see all those memories we have lost as time goes on, and that now are fading away in every street of any city.

  5. I missed this earlier.
    I think it is very interesting to see what people loose in the streets. Here I also often see a shoe in the streets and wonder how one can loose one shoe and not notice it.

  6. The lost shoes, I wonder whether they were deliberately abandoned or they “walked” away on their own. The “You Tell Me” image, a combo plastic whisk/spatula – how it would work in actual use, not so good. 🙂

    • Hi David, The lost shoes are tales waiting to tell…. I always wonder. When I shot “You Tell Me” I was going in your direction but have been told it’s the handle of a Swifter. Clearly, dusting is not my thing! 🤣 Glad these got you thinking— thank you!

  7. What wonderful stories! I love these found objects, your quotes and your captions. Thanks for the big smile!

  8. They have stories to tell!

  9. How do you loose one shoe? I always want to hear that story.

  10. When I first had a chance to walk the beaches here I started doing some shots of things left behind, but I gave it up because it was often too disgusting. Seems far too many of us are terribly trashy. Your takes, on the other hand, were fun. Thanks for the smiles… 😀

    • HI Gunta, I know what you mean. Littering is one of my top pet peeves so I guess in some way it’s strange that I document it. And I completely agree that at times, it is stomach-turning. Glad you enjoyed these lighter moments– thanks so much!

  11. OMG truly some of my very favorite shots….WOW …do they cast a sense of mystery….i will ponder these for a time…brilliant!!

  12. Uhh, you caught a very modern witch: vacuum cleaner instead of a broomstick 😀

  13. Some nice colour and thematic contrasts there! Good work!

  14. Clever post, Jane. I especially liked the crow photo. They are thinking very hard – maybe about how they’re going to share whatever is inside.

  15. Jane, as always I love your work. This is so well done, so creative, and opens up a wonderful opportunity for you to set up a challenge to others to spend some time and take the time to photograph and record so many things that normally escape us. Very well done. You have given me something to do 🙂

  16. Love these Jane!

  17. Fascinating what you see when you look down. Nice series, Jane.

  18. Always fascinating what is found Jane wonderful post as always beautiful compositions ☺️ smiles Hedy

  19. What a fun and amazing post. Like your creative descriptions, hole in the head being my favourite

  20. great photos this week, Jane. I love the “Hello Baby” image. I have a very similar one that I took on Sunday at the ballgame.
    Ω

  21. I love the photos and words, well done!! ❤️😎

  22. What an excellent theme for a post. That abandoned broccoli is something else. Your third picture reminds me how I had to abandon a pair of shoes in Nova Scotia after one of them got irredeemably gunked up with tidal mud.

    • Hi Steve, So you, too, are a shoe abandoner… I always wonder the story behind the shoe when I come upon them. 😃 I hope someone photographed them lying there muddy and forlorn. I have fun with these– happy you like them. The broccoli is funny….last round, it was asparagus! Thanks so much for enjoying these.

  23. Great observations… and wonderful pictures. (Suzanne)

  24. Wonderful album! I smiled all the way through. And I agree with Ali, a treasure trove of potential stories, culminating in the final shots – – a “Go Beyond” calling card and wand, dropped by the aliens when their tractor beam sucked some specimens right out of their shoes. I’m stunned you were able to get a shot of the aliens! Disguised as crows, and storing their DNA samples into a styrofoam container. And once again, the discarded broccoli demonstrates my dislike is shared throughout the universe – – at least, we now know how to repel an alien invasion.

    • Hi Robert, Haha! I love your reaction and how clever your story is combining the shots, especially the crows…they sure look like they are up to something. Thanks so much for returning the smile! PS….there were broccoli stalks strewn all the way down the block. Somebody had a dislike field day. 😃

  25. Lonely shoes, it always puzzles me 🙂 The broccoli is cool!

    • Hi Peter, I find shoes puzzling, too. And I see them so often. The broccoli stalks were all along the block every few steps…I really laughed. Glad you enjoyed this “found art” series– thanks so much. 🙂

  26. Clever captions, Jane. Sad that there is so much trash laying about.

  27. Very clever and delightful…both photos and captions. You are using your equipment well!

  28. Today I lost my broccoli, hmm, where can it be?…
    Funny and lovely collection 🙂 Thank you!

  29. You’ve been keeping your eyes open to find this lot Jane.hope whoever lost their keys had a spare set

  30. Oh, fascinating….I am most intrigued by the shoes ….especially the single shoe….

  31. What fun! You are very clever and observant ❣️

  32. There are shots all around if you care to look….ha ,ha, I shall hijack the quote about equipment….get asked that often! Brilliant series, made me smile.

  33. Great observation of some things we won’t even look at on the streets, or would look once and wouldn’t think anymore of what we’ve just seen. That purple glove certainly is making is peace sign…and the birds must have found enough food for a party. Wonderfully done 😊

  34. 🙂 The last one is a „Swiffer“ (that‘s what they‘re named in Germany & Austria) and yes, it‘s comnected with to the first.
    I had a good laugh about the names of your pictures 😀
    A very HAPPY day to you!
    Claudia 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Claudia. Your ID of the object is much appreciated… along with the hint from Noortje. I am obviously unfamiliar with dusting…haha! I’m happy now…that you enjoyed the captions along with my finds. 🙂

  35. So many potential stories here! I can’t help thinking of the Time Traveller’s Wife!

  36. I know that last one. It’s connected with the first 🙂
    Great collection with some that makes your wonder…

  37. Hi Jane Interesting idea. When you are here remind me to tell you about the FOUND project that Schon and Jonah and I have .. . Soon! Bonnie

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