FOUND is a series of still-life photographs of objects retrieved from the Lost Property office of the Tyne and Wear Metro. The images are a reference to people’s lives – ‘lost property’ being the inevitable result of thousands of passengers from all walks of life, making thousands of journeys while carrying thousands of possessions.
The images are also a celebration of commonplace things. Ordinary items are recorded in fine detail and enlarged to an architectural scale in order to invite greater attention and encourage us to observe and enjoy their surfaces and colours. We might also wonder at the capacity of our society to generate so much ‘material’ and consider our own appetites for accumulating such an incredible variety of possessions.
FOUND is permanently sited at Sunderland Station, Tyne and Wear, UK.