Sunday, 19 December 2010


Found in Waterstone's Cribb's by 'seasonal colleague' Jerome, Christmas 2009. Looks like it's been cut from an ID card or summat...

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Ol' Blue Eyes

Found in Waterstone's at The Mall, Cribb's Causeway, Bristol.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


This was the first photo I found after moving to Bristol in 2008. Don't know what these children are looking at but it must be good - they are so happy! Love it. Found in The Mall at Cribb's Causeway.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Wee Babber

Whilst rummaging for books in a charity shop, Mr Sam Jarvis from Bristol chanced upon this photo caught within the leaves of an everyday paperback. Good find Sam!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Up Middle Finger

Another photo sticker found at the Cambridge Leisure Park. One of my all time favourites. Fact.

Saturday, 20 November 2010


This is a tiny sticker found in Cambridge Leisure Park. Saucy!

Friday, 19 November 2010


Found this on the pavement outside Woolworths in Croydon. Looks like it was taken with some kind of fish-eye lens of a kids static car ride outside TKMax in Centrale, Croydon.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Can't remember where I found this photo but suffice to say, it was probably in Croydon somewhere...

Monday, 15 November 2010

Total Trucker

These trucker pictures were found together with a bunch of postcards in the 'Help the Aged' charity shop in Purley. As a keen collector of postcards, it's always lovely to stumble across an old photo that's just been shoved in with all the other cards. It's even better however when there are a few photographs of the same person doing different things: you develop a real sense of their character. What is this trucker doing with the other people in the second photo? Is he collecting an award of some sort? And if so, why didn't he get dressed up for the occasion? And what the hell is that ufo above the woman's head?! 

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Fantastic find by the wonderful Miss Becky Gooby. She chanced upon it a while ago somewhere in London, though I forget where. If you're reading this Becky, perhaps you could remind me..?

Wednesday, 1 September 2010


The sad decline of the old style photobooth where you'd get 4 random images has given rise to a new breed of digibooth - it talks to you in a patronising voice and prints exactly the same photo 4 times. What rubbish. If you're not happy with this way of getting your passport photo taken, may I suggest visiting Bon-Bon newsagent in Purley. Here you can be taken out back and made to stand at the bottom of the stairs. Mr Bon-Bon will then take your photo and you can have a bit of a chat too - he's a very nice man. Lovely bit of human interaction. This baby passport photo was found outside Bon-Bon a couple of years ago.

Monday, 30 August 2010


This woman has what appears to be a giant moustache on her head. Found on the ground outside HSBC on Wellesley Road in Croydon.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Throbbing Gristle

Another Croydonite found in the throbbing gristle of the arsehole of London.

We Are Family

Lovely found passport photo of a Croydon family. Picked it up in what used to be called the Drummond Centre (now Centrale).

Sunday, 15 August 2010


This pretty lady was once attached to a document via a staple through her head. I saved her and made her into a jpeg instead. Found somewhere in, yep, you guessed it, Croydon.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Not Waving

Found on a rainy day outside East Croydon Station. I saved him from drowning.

Thursday, 5 August 2010


Piercings, studded collars, dyed black hair - yes the emo-goths are in town and they're gonna burn their photo because that is completely going against the structure of society yeah. Fuck the man and let's start chaos! Burn that photo baby, yeah... er... hang on, hang on... er, I wouldn't mind keeping it actually...
I feel their pain. I have been since I found this photo on North End in Croydon. LOVE IT.

Sunday, 1 August 2010


He's fuzzy, his face has been widened (I'm sure of it) and he was found near the Home Office in Croydon.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Timothy McVeigh lookalike found in my former workplace, Waterstone's Croydon. Waterstone's is located near the Home Office and we regularly had customers asking where they could get something photocopied, or where they could get a passport photo taken. 'Not here' we would tell them several hundred thousand times a day.

James Corden

Ok, so it isn't actually James Corden, but he bears such a resemblance to the unfunny one you could be mistaken for thinking it's his depressed brother. Found in Waterstone's, Croydon.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Flat Stanley

This photo arrived in the post today from an unknown sender; postmark London. Thank you for this my mysterious friend, whom-so-ever you may be! The lady is a little fierce looking and I get the feeling she attends a pottery class in an attempt to make her life worthwhile.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

The Youth

Ah, the youth, the youth... Genuinely one of my all time favourite found images, this is one of those tiny 'fun' photographs found outside WHSmiths, Croydon. Word.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


She's happy because she lives in Croydon. Found by the Home Office, Wellesley Road, Croydon.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The Good, the Bad & the Invisible

Clint Eastwood wannabe The Invisible Man fails audition for classic film remake. Found this photo in the Allders photobooth, Croydon.

London Loves

I found this one somewhere in the heaving metropolis of London. I really can't remember where. Just another anonymous face in a sea of millions...

Friday, 9 July 2010

The Devil Rides Out

Another ripped up photo. Another failed romance. Found this little devil near Thornhill Road, Croydon.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Home Office

The Home Office is on Wellesley Road, Croydon and it's where I picked up this photograph. If I hadn't lived so close to the Home Office, I probably wouldn't have such a large collection of found photo's...

Thursday, 17 June 2010


Another happy soul that I found on George Street, Croydon.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Ripped Torn

For some reason ripping a photo up always seems like a sacrilegious act - it's as if you're harming whoever is in the photograph. Even when I used to get my film processed at Boots long before digital photography, I'd never destroy those blurry, half black photos you were guaranteed to get back. There's something magical about the chance happening of their occurrence. In fact, there's probably a whole new blog to be created of abstract images and Gerhard Richter-esque blurred shots of nothing...

Anyway, this photo was found in The Whitgift Centre, Croydon. I always wonder what this person did to have their face ripped in half...

Monday, 14 June 2010

World Cup Special

Little Diego was found by the tram stop in George Street, Croydon. Argentina is probably not the most advisable choice of football teams to openly admit you support. Not in Croydon anyway...

Thursday, 10 June 2010

For Lovers

This photo, along with a few others, turned up one day when I was working for Waterstone's in Croydon. I'm particularly fond of the young fella in his white jeans and Reebok Classic combo which is fittingly topped off with a pager - no wonder the young lady has a smile on her face. There were several copies of this same photo together with another photo of the two lovers snogging, although sadly this one has now been misplaced.


This happy young man was found lying on the upper mall of the Whitgift Centre in Croydon. His photo that is, not the man.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Allders - home of the found photograph

Found in Allders photobooth Croydon.

Thursday, 1 April 2010


Found this on a rainy day outside West Croydon station. It probably ranks as my most favourite found photo ever - the age of the photo, the bloke's amazing hair, the crimped edging - all utterly marvellous.

Friday, 26 March 2010

White Goddess

Haunting. This beautiful lady had her photo taken in the spring of her youth by some young druid, but now she probably roams these woods as a ghost. Assuming she's dead of course... Found in the pages of a musty book from a second-hand shop in Tunley, Bath.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

So Solid

This photo could only be found on North End in Croydon. I love the hard-as-nails pose and don't-fuck-with-me gaze, all softened ever-so-slightly with the intellectual glasses. Wonderful.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Little One

Found on North End, Croydon. Really heart-warming this one, I like it a lot. I suspect it was lost by the mother as she was hassled by her child for a Greggs sausage roll.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


Another one I found in Croydon but am unable to place. Haunting.

Monday, 8 February 2010


This fella looks somewhat surprised at having his photo taken, even though he knew it would be happening. Found in West Croydon.

Friday, 29 January 2010


Another side-on photo bound to be rejected by the IPS. At least she's happy about it though. Found in Allders photo-booth, Croydon.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010


This young lady was found on North End, Croydon. Her photo would be rejected for a passport due to the side-on stance. Fact.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Mona Lisa

Found this lovely lady on the London Road, West Croydon.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Flower Power

This is an absolute classic. Man thinks - Hmm... I don't think it's taken my photo yet... I wonder if the money went in properly... let me just take a -**FLASH**- oh for f....
Found in Allders photobooth, Croydon.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Croydon Girl

Can't remember where I found this one, although it was somewhere in Croydon - the epicentre of all found photographs.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

More Tea

He's a happy soul and no wonder - he's found God. Shame he can't see the devil behind him though... Found on Oakfield Road, West Croydon. Saw this fella several times when I lived in the area and he would nearly always be sporting a big black cloak. One day it was particularly foggy and he emerged from the haze as a fearsome black mass which struck the fear of God into me. I'm an atheist now.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010


Found this one in West Croydon near the train station. An overwhelming feeling of sadness takes over as I gaze into her dead eyes.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Man Child

After all these years this is still one of my all time favourite found photo's. A baby with the face of a man. Nuff said. Found in Allders photo booth, Croydon.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Stinky Pete

I love this one and it's the only polaroid I've found to date. Unless you count the cigarette burnt one I found back when I was about 12 - a grainy image of a sex act. Guess which body part someone stubbed their cigarette out on..? Sadly I lost that particular photo, but I think it inspired me years later to begin this current collection. Found on Oakfield Road, West Croydon.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


This man is the actual photo-booth operator, although I was unaware of this until a week or so after finding this photo. Pen behind the ear is a nice touch too. Found in Boots photo-booth, Croydon.