Sunday, 12 August 2012

Loving Son

Found in the YMCA charity shop, Bedminster, Bristol. The inscription reads 'To My Darling Mother from Her Loving Son, Leslie'. Lovely.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Not my ex's nephew

Found at Waterstones Cribbs Causeway a few years back. Reminds me of a nephew of an ex girlfriend, though I'm sure he would disagree.

Thursday, 23 February 2012


This one was found sometime towards the end of 2011 in the YMCA charity shop Bedminster, Bristol.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Vicar in a Frame

I often use picture frames found in charity/junk shops for my artwork; the frames usually having an image already in them which I remove and put to one side. Sometimes behind the displayed picture there will be other stuff that has been covered up - another image, bits of card, paper, dirt, etc... This vicar was found betwixt a watercolour and wood panel. The text on the photo reads 'H. M. Viale(?) & Co, Bristol' and on the back, in ink, 'Southville, Bristol'.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The Graduate

Found in a charity shop in Weston-super-Mare.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Milk Stout

Since digital photography has come along and storing vast quantities of images on your computer has negated the need to print an image, I seldom chance upon the found photo anymore; it's become a very rare event indeed. My only joy now is stumbling across a photograph in a charity shop or flea market - but only if I find one where there shouldn't normally be one. For instance, this photo was found in a box of random paperwork whilst I was looking for knitting patterns in a charity shop in Weston-super-Mare. My golden rule is to never consciously search for them: they have to find me.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Dogs You Don't Know

Given to me by my friend Mole Leigh back when we were studying in Weston-super-Mare. It was originally framed and she found it in a charity shop - someone once had this picture on their wall. I had it on my wall for a while too...