On the 12/09/09 at 14:30 we visited the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. We parked the car on Barreinkua kalle Street very near to the museum.
It was a Citroen C-4 Piccaso.
When we came back at 17:10 we found that some body broke to the car. A lot of things were stolen. Among those things was also a camera case in this case were some memory cards. (SD CARDS) on those cards I have allot pictures from our trip in Spain. I am asking for your help to get those pictures back, all that was stolen I can buy new thing, but for those pictures I need your help. Please send this letter to every body you know I am sure that some one is possessing those cards with the pictures.
Awkwardfamilyphotos.com, created recently (the archive goes back to April 2009), is very funny. They take submitted family photos (awkward family photos, you know the kind) and post the photos on the blog. I haven't looked close enough to figure out if these are lost-and-found photographs or people submitting their own photographs.
There are two things I want to point out. 1. Awkwardfamilyphotos offers a detailed DMCA agreement. They write: "AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com respects the intellectual property of others and expect the users of our Website to do the same." And #2. They do not accept the following: "***Any comments that are offensive to the point of being viciously
personal, racist, homophobic, exceedingly profane, violent or too
graphic in nature won't be posted. We want to keep this site a friendly
place to be awkward. Thanks!***"
This is unique. More on this later. I think I write "more on this later too often." But I will say these photos need NO comments.
Read about the lost camera in the comment section HERE. "Hello, I lost a cannon SD630 in Rum Jungle Restaurant and night club in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas May 2nd. If anyone has found it , please email me the pictures, I would really be ever so thankful and appreciative. Thankyou!!!"
Paper photos. Digital photos. Hard drive diving instead of dumpster diving. Whenever I look at foundphotos.net I always leave thinking digital photos are every bit as interesting as paper images. Or that's not really what I want to say. This collection of photographs that Foundphotos.net assembles are random and beautiful. Or the assemblage of these photos from file sharing programs (juxtaposed) create a wonderful exhibit that I always enjoy. Or something like that.
Foundphotos.net writes: "while searching for mp3's using a filesharing program. After
downloading a folder of mp3's, I came across a folder named 'pictures'
inside of the album folder, and found a handful of digital camera
photos. This made me wonder what else was out there, what people are
publicly sharing - after a few quick keyword searches I came across
thousands of them publicly shared."
Robert E. Jackson's collection is / was an amazing exhibit and book. Here is a review (Paul Richard, Taken in a Flash, but Taken in More Slowly)for the National Gallery show. Richard asks quite a few questions. . . I especially like this quote:
"This culled and curious show engrosses. The more you see its snapshots,
the more you make your peace with the elusive, compound ghost who
brought us these pictures: It isn't just one being, it's everyone who's
ever stopped to snap a picture, and all the lessons taught by the
movies and Life magazine. It's the collector and the curator and all of
us together, all of us at once."
Family finds photo lost during tornado "Guffey scanned the photo on her computer, printed it on a flyer and
took it to the Gassville area. When no one recognized the photo, she
sent copies of the photo to several newspapers in an attempt to return
it to the family."
Did you see the series of articles (by Errol Morris) about the photo of three children found on a dead (Civil War) solider? Read it. And then read the short piece a week ago in the New York Times last week (Lost in the Real World, Found via Cyberspace). The practice of searching for the owners of lost photos. . . Then and now. More on this later. I'd like a copy of that Philadelphia Inquirer article (Oct. 19, 1863). Human interest vs. the marvels of technology (and social networks).
From Whose Father Was He? (part 0ne) "Because there was no way of printing photographs in a newspaper,
Bourns knew that he might need dozens if not hundreds of cartes de
visite to put the image of the three children before the eyes of
someone who knew them.
But the story had to be circulated as well, so the photographs were
supplemented by a series of newspaper articles, the most prominent of
which appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Oct. 19, 1863, a little
over three months following the discovery of the ambrotype. It appeared
under the heading, 'Whose Father Was He?'"
------ from: Lost in the Real World, Found via Cyberspace "Ms. Surman, who lives in northern Scotland, did not give up. There
were 600 pictures on the camera’s memory card, including some from a
wedding and a couple’s European travels. Ms. Surman posted several of
them on the Internet and, in the next few months, organized a group of
amateur detectives who traced clues in the photos, leading them back to
the camera’s stunned and delighted owner."
This message was posted in the comment section of a post:
"Bought an Olympus camera off of ebay. Pics on sd type card lead me to believe it was lost or stolen prior to being sold. Please identify camera type and or pics on card. would love to send this card home to the owner.I'm betting shes missing it.please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org"
Here is a call someone made about buying a camera on eBay and finding photos on the card.
"We lost a canon ixus 85 IS on the flight from bangkok to munich via dubai. it was in the night from the 13th to the 14th of december. Please, there are more than 1000 pictures on it, if we could just get back our memory sticks we would be VERY VERY THANKFUL! Pleas help us, we are working for children and also on a peace-projekt, so the pictures have not only personal value, also for our work they are very important. THANK YOU!!!!"