Lost and Found By Jane LurieJuly 23, 2018 ( 95 ) Objects found and photographed undisturbed in San Francisco. Street Sweeper Peace Grab My Coat Choppin’ Broccoli “Above all, bring a lot of joy to your work.” ~Fred Lyon Dish Washer’s Protest Hello Baby Lunch! Apartment 5 Hole in the Head Rip Torn “When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes.” ~Anonymous Go Beyond Lone Ranger You Tell Me Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Abstract, City Scenes, Photography, Street PhotographyTags: City Scenes, Found Art, Found Objects, IPhone, Photography, San Francisco, Street Photography Related Articles Monochrome Meditations: Tomales Bay and Point Reyes By Jane Lurie3 hours ago ( 9 ) Sightseeing, Oslo Opera House By Jane Lurie2 days ago ( 31 ) To Australia, With Love By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 97 ) 95 comments › The Year I Touched My Toes April 24, 2019 • 2:28 am Love these. Louise Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 24, 2019 • 7:52 am Thanks so much, Louise. One of my favorite things to do when walking in the city. 🙂 Reply ↓ bluebrightly September 7, 2018 • 8:40 pm 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. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 12, 2018 • 5:45 pm Hi Lynn, Yes… an ongoing project. Glad you like them – I really get a kick out of seeing these things….sometimes a funny caption comes to me as I shoot. 🙂 Thank you! Reply ↓ bluebrightly September 12, 2018 • 8:25 pm As you shoot! I like that. It’s interesting how everyone works so differently – I can’t imagine thinking of a title while I shoot. We each have a unique approach. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 12, 2018 • 9:16 pm Only for funny subjects, because I just can’t help myself. 🤣🤣 Reply ↓ bluebrightly September 13, 2018 • 8:45 am Nice! pkphotooftheday August 13, 2018 • 7:07 am So creative and well done,Jane! You make what might be called debris look charming 😊. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 28, 2018 • 10:00 am Thanks so much, Pam. I guess I see the beauty in the debris. 🙂 haha. Reply ↓ Simon Howlett August 6, 2018 • 9:22 am Wonderful observations Jane. An intriguing series of photos, something I would like to try myself next time I’m out photographing Carlisle in Cumbria. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 6, 2018 • 9:37 am Hi Simon, I find it’s an interesting challenge to see things a bit differently. Glad these sparked your imagination- thanks so much. Reply ↓ marcelo leonard August 5, 2018 • 8:08 am 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. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 5, 2018 • 11:40 am Thank you, Marcelo, for appreciating the documentation of these objects. (Plus, it makes me laugh.) Photography has this purpose in many realms. Reply ↓ rabirius August 5, 2018 • 2:40 am 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. Reply ↓ David August 2, 2018 • 10:51 am 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. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 2, 2018 • 12:20 pm 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! Reply ↓ pattimoed July 31, 2018 • 3:49 pm What wonderful stories! I love these found objects, your quotes and your captions. Thanks for the big smile! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 3, 2018 • 8:32 am Thank you, Patti. So glad you enjoyed these. I have fun seeking them out as I wander the city. Reply ↓ Imelda July 30, 2018 • 7:45 am They have stories to tell! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 3, 2018 • 8:23 am Indeed, Imelda. They go through my mind when I am making the photograph. Thank you! Reply ↓ LisaDay July 29, 2018 • 8:21 pm How do you loose one shoe? I always want to hear that story. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 3, 2018 • 8:08 am Ha! I know, Lisa, it’s an ongoing mystery… glad they got you thinking…thank you. Reply ↓ Gunta July 28, 2018 • 5:48 pm 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… 😀 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 29, 2018 • 11:06 am 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! Reply ↓ april kanew July 27, 2018 • 3:33 pm OMG truly some of my very favorite shots….WOW …do they cast a sense of mystery….i will ponder these for a time…brilliant!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 27, 2018 • 4:08 pm Thanks, April. I have fun seeing this found art as I wander the city. Glad you enjoyed! Reply ↓ solaner July 26, 2018 • 10:25 am Uhh, you caught a very modern witch: vacuum cleaner instead of a broomstick 😀 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 27, 2018 • 4:07 pm Ha, Andre, 😁 and I think she lives behind that window. Thanks for the smile and for stopping by. 🧙🏻♀️ Reply ↓ solaner July 29, 2018 • 4:51 am 🙂 Reply ↓ Alan Scott July 26, 2018 • 5:30 am Some nice colour and thematic contrasts there! Good work! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 26, 2018 • 8:08 am Thank you, Alan. I’m so glad you enjoyed these small scenes. Reply ↓ Photo of the Day 7/26/18 – Ohm Sweet Ohm July 26, 2018 • 12:06 am Jane IwanV July 25, 2018 • 3:32 pm 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. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 26, 2018 • 8:06 am Thank you, Jane. Those smart crows…. Reply ↓ ELLIOT STERN July 25, 2018 • 9:38 am 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 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 26, 2018 • 8:01 am Hi Elliot, I’m so glad you were inspired and enjoyed my moments of “seeing”. Thank you for your encouraging words. Happy hunting. 😊 Reply ↓ John Singleton July 25, 2018 • 6:08 am Love these Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 26, 2018 • 8:06 am Thanks so much, John! 😊 Reply ↓ allentimphotos2 July 24, 2018 • 8:12 pm Fascinating what you see when you look down. Nice series, Jane. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 10:08 pm So true, Tim. Amazing what’s there. Glad you enjoyed, thanks! Reply ↓ allentimphotos2 July 25, 2018 • 9:11 am My wife occasionally does a project by covering manhole covers with wet handmade paper. We try to put barriers around them as they dry. Unfortunately, people don’t see the barriers and walk on the wet paper. It does create some interesting patterns along with the patterns from the manhole cover. These people are not looking at their cell phones. Here is a link to one of my photos of Jane putting down wet paper on a manhole cover in Taipei. https://janeingramallen.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/jane-drying-paper-for-a-taipei-site-map-on-a-taipei-manhole-cover-2004.jpg Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 26, 2018 • 8:05 am Hi Tim, This is fantastic! What a creative endeavor. I often photograph manhole covers (the ones in Scandinavia are memorable) but Jane has taken it to another level. Please give her my kudos. 👍🏻 for the Janes! 😉 Reply ↓ allentimphotos2 July 26, 2018 • 9:30 am Jane, Jane sends her thanks and I add my appreciation. Maybe Jane needs to go to Scandinavia to do her manhole projects. She also did them in Boston. sloppy buddhist July 24, 2018 • 8:11 pm Always fascinating what is found Jane wonderful post as always beautiful compositions ☺️ smiles Hedy Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 10:07 pm Thank you, Hedy, that means a lot. Pleased you enjoyed this one. 🙂 Reply ↓ Eliza Waters July 24, 2018 • 6:03 pm Humorous slice of life! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 9:42 pm Thanks, Eliza. I have fun while I wander. Glad you liked them! Reply ↓ Abrie Joubert July 24, 2018 • 3:34 pm What a fun and amazing post. Like your creative descriptions, hole in the head being my favourite Reply ↓ Abrie Joubert July 24, 2018 • 3:36 pm And by the way please keep my keys will come and collect it soon Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 9:38 pm Haha, Abrie! Apt 5? Apt 5? They were there for weeks. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 9:41 pm Hi Abrie, Happy you like this one– with your keen sense of humor, that means a lot! Hooray that you like Hole in the Head…I laughed since it was “twisted”..my husband read it and said, isn’t it a head in a hole? Now that’s funny. Reply ↓ Allan G. Smorra July 24, 2018 • 12:21 pm 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 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 9:37 pm Thanks, Allan. That’s fun that you saw a similar thing… it was a wee bit disturbing to see. Glad you enjoyed these. 🙂 Reply ↓ John July 24, 2018 • 8:08 am I love the photos and words, well done!! ❤️😎 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 9:36 pm Hi John, I’m happy you enjoyed this one– thanks very much! 😄 Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman July 24, 2018 • 7:46 am 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. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:56 pm 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. Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman July 24, 2018 • 7:33 pm Sure thing. I don’t like littering and I would normally have put my ruined shoes in a trash can, except there wasn’t one anywhere in sight. I left them near the edge of the parking lot in hopes that the maintenance crew would dispose of them. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 9:35 pm Agree about littering which didn’t even occur to me when I read your comment. Your shoe incident is forgiven in that department! 😄 Reply ↓ Suzanne et Pierre July 24, 2018 • 7:29 am Great observations… and wonderful pictures. (Suzanne) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:53 pm Thanks very much, Suzanne. It’s another take on city life that keeps me busy on my walks… among all the other amazing scenes. Glad you enjoyed. Reply ↓ Robert Parker July 24, 2018 • 6:27 am 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. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:51 pm 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. 😃 Reply ↓ petergreyphotography July 24, 2018 • 6:21 am Lonely shoes, it always puzzles me 🙂 The broccoli is cool! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:13 pm 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. 🙂 Reply ↓ belindagroverphotography July 24, 2018 • 5:59 am Interesting choices and quotes! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:11 pm Thanks so much, Belinda! Reply ↓ Ellen Jennings July 24, 2018 • 5:15 am Clever captions, Jane. Sad that there is so much trash laying about. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:11 pm Thank you, Ellen. I have fun with them. Yes, it is sad and frustrating…I guess I try to make the best of it by documenting (and picking things up when I can). Reply ↓ camerapacker July 24, 2018 • 5:14 am Some great images. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:08 pm Thanks, Bruce. Stories to tell… Reply ↓ freddiegeorgia July 24, 2018 • 4:58 am Very clever and delightful…both photos and captions. You are using your equipment well! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:08 pm Thanks so much, Freddie. I have fun with these. 🙂 Reply ↓ Marina Mexploring July 24, 2018 • 4:14 am Today I lost my broccoli, hmm, where can it be?… Funny and lovely collection 🙂 Thank you! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:08 pm Haha, Marina. Given most people’s “Love” for broccoli, I think it was intentional. It was kind of funny, there were stalks every half block or so.. Happy these brought a smile. Thank you! 🙂 Reply ↓ Marina Mexploring July 25, 2018 • 4:00 am Well, then it sounds more like an art installation than accidental broccoli moment 🙂 Hmm, I didn’t quite get you on the “love for broccoli”. How can anyone not love it? :)))) Reply ↓ pommepal July 24, 2018 • 4:13 am You’ve been keeping your eyes open to find this lot Jane.hope whoever lost their keys had a spare set Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:06 pm Thank you, Pauline. And those keys sat on that post for weeks! I kept hoping the owner would backtrack their steps and find them. Glad you enjoyed these quirky finds. Reply ↓ Sue July 24, 2018 • 3:15 am Oh, fascinating….I am most intrigued by the shoes ….especially the single shoe…. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:05 pm Hi Sue, I find shoes often and always wonder the story behind them. Maybe because shoes connect so directly to people…who was wearing it, why did they leave it? Glad you found these interesting– thanks very much. Reply ↓ Sue July 25, 2018 • 12:44 am 😊😊 Reply ↓ Anonymous July 24, 2018 • 2:55 am What fun! You are very clever and observant ❣️ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:02 pm Thanks so much, Anon. Happy you enjoyed these small scenes. 🙂 Reply ↓ paula graham July 24, 2018 • 2:19 am 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. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 6:00 pm Thank you, Paula. An interesting way to practice seeing. Glad you like the quote– hijack away! So glad these brought a smile. Hope all is well with you. Reply ↓ Mabel Kwong July 24, 2018 • 2:06 am 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 😊 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 5:59 pm Thanks so much, Mabel. As you can see, I love looking when I walk the city. Many strange and wonderful moments of “found art”. Happy you enjoyed them! 🙂 Reply ↓ happyface313 July 23, 2018 • 11:37 pm 🙂 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 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 5:58 pm 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. 🙂 Reply ↓ Ali July 23, 2018 • 11:00 pm So many potential stories here! I can’t help thinking of the Time Traveller’s Wife! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 24, 2018 • 5:54 pm Thanks, Ali. So glad you enjoyed these story-starters! Appreciate your visit. Reply ↓ Noortje Russel July 23, 2018 • 10:51 pm I know that last one. It’s connected with the first 🙂 Great collection with some that makes your wonder… Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 23, 2018 • 10:59 pm Hmmm…Noortje…. the blinds? You’ve got me thinking. Let’s see what people come up with. Thanks for enjoying these! Reply ↓ Bonnie Neugebauer July 23, 2018 • 10:19 pm 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 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie July 23, 2018 • 11:00 pm Thanks, Bonnie. Can’t wait to see what you and the kids found. See you soon! 😀👍🏻 Reply ↓ Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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