Love Pictures: Online Gallery of Found Photos

is an online gallery “to celebrate found and taken photographs that are experienced as much by the heart as by the head.” Here’s a bit more about the photos from the site itself:

The inaugural portfolio is selected from Scott’s archive of over 4500 found photographs, and is the product of almost 40 years of collecting. Thirty of Scott’s found photographs were featured in the 1998 exhibition at SFMOMA, Snapshots, the Photography of Everyday Life, curated by Douglas R. Nickel. A catalogue of the same title was published by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Fourteen of Scott’s found photographs reside in the permanent collection of the SFMOMA.

I began clicking through a few photographs, and found myself unable to stop going to the next and the next. There’s a randomness to these images that’s oddly compelling. In many cases, what draws you in to certain photos is the unknowable context of the image – the events that happened right before or after the image was taken.

While looking through this collection, I was definitely reminded of My Parents Were Awesome.

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  1. Hi,

    I’m the ‘Scott’ mentioned in the quote above by my partner in the Love Pictures site, Will Mebane, and I just want to say a belated ‘thank you’ for your appreciation and sharing of our project here.


    Scott Tolmie Reply

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