Thursday, October 7, 2010

Check It. I Found Your Camera.

Losing your camera is the worst -- not only is it a pretty expensive item, but it's probably full of memories that you can ever quite get back. What's sort of weird, though, is thinking about what happens to your camera after it gets separated from you: where do those pictures go? Does the thief/person who picked it up look at them? Or back in the old days, develop them? It's a little bit creepy thinking about that, I guess.

But one site tries to bring some goodwill into coming upon another person's camera. I Found Your Camera is a simple blog with a simple purpose: to publish lost photos in hopes of reuniting the camera or at least the photos with its rightful owner. It's random, a little melancholy, but optimistic and hopeful in just the right sense. If you actually happen to recognize anyone in these photos, this is your chance to reunite someone with their lost camera! And apparently, the site's already forged connections like that dozens of times.

In the meantime, even if you don't happen to recognize anyone, it's still a nice look into random people's lives. How different we all are, how similar we are.

-- Chau Tu

Photo credit: courtesy of PostSecret and I Found Your Camera

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