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.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Silver Sun

I once worked sporadically for a second-hand shop in Tunley, Bath selling stuff from house clearances when this gem turned up - David Wilkie handing an award to a young swimmer whose name we'll never know (although he does look like the lead singer from late 90's indie band Silver Sun fact fans).

Sunday, 3 January 2010


Another one found in Allders, Croydon. The photo booths they had were used regularly due to its close proximity to the Home Office. This particular photo makes me somewhat sad...

Friday, 1 January 2010


Found in Allders in Croydon in about 1999. This is one from a set of four classic passport photos. Years ago I cut one out and secretly put it in a friends empty locket. I have no idea if she ever found it...