Look at Me
August 19, 2002 12:05 AM   Subscribe

Look at Me A stirring gallery of found photographs. Surely, others have gathered such found contacts of human iteration?
posted by plexi (16 comments total)
Surely, others have..
There is the occasionally amusing Found Magazine and the often bizarre We made out in a tree and this old guy sat and watched us-dot-com.
posted by planetkyoto at 12:15 AM on August 19, 2002

Aaaak! These play into the deplorably guilty pleasure of mine; looking at other peoples photographs. Is that wrong? Whether it is or not, its made a lot of grandmas happy...
posted by FilmMaker at 12:21 AM on August 19, 2002

Oh my. This one is just too wonderful. More at Object Not Found. I especially like the idea behind ONF's gallery two: a collection of photos found in old books by a bookstore owner.
posted by taz at 1:49 AM on August 19, 2002

not really that stirring.

And what do you mean by 'iteration'? I think you're using it wrong?
posted by delmoi at 1:58 AM on August 19, 2002

I found this to be a great link, but something about it makes me profoundly sad. It also reminds me of one of my favorite R.E.M. songs.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:48 AM on August 19, 2002

This reminds me of a great use of old found photographs by a local company, making the funniest greeting cards ever. This is a good one.
posted by Shike at 4:35 AM on August 19, 2002

Surely, others have gathered such found contacts of human iteration?

Surely, others have. *cough*
posted by rory at 4:50 AM on August 19, 2002

While not as prettily designed as the other sites, Lost Something? has more mundane items to gawk at. I find it fascinating that someone would pick up an old baby pacifier (or dummies, as they're apparently called in the uk) or scrap of candy wrapper and carry it home and scan it. The commonness of the items at Lost Something? (like this - who hasn't had some of these under their sofa cushions?) is what charms me.

rory, you find the best things. I'd love to frame that brain pamphlet.
posted by iconomy at 5:24 AM on August 19, 2002

Quite a lot of found photography at Spillway as well.
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:38 AM on August 19, 2002

Wow, iconomy, those lost coins at Lost Something? show real... uh... dedication to the art. Or something.

Now I don't feel quite so nuts putting up a few found photos. For me it's their uniqueness that makes them interesting. I also enjoy trying to come up with words to set them against (not always successfully).
posted by rory at 5:42 AM on August 19, 2002

Thanks, plexi. Great site.
posted by hama7 at 5:59 AM on August 19, 2002

awesome link, plexi. thanks.
posted by moz at 9:18 AM on August 19, 2002

the last good thing i've found has been a family's answering machine tape.
posted by gluechunk at 12:27 PM on August 19, 2002

yo... cudos on the nice link.. the parent site is a new favorite ill visit regularly.

posted by specialk420 at 1:28 PM on August 19, 2002

here is another found photos site from russia - a beauty as well.
posted by specialk420 at 1:35 PM on August 19, 2002

ever find exposed film inside a 45 cent camera ? this guy did
posted by wannabehippie at 1:40 PM on August 19, 2002

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