One morning I was walking over to Chaco Canyon to draw my daily comic. I passed through the Safeway parking lot on Brooklyn and found an explosion of photos. At first I thought of ignoring them, like any good bystander. But I decided out of curiosity to pick them up. I've always really enjoyed found photos. So I started picking them up. A girl came by and asked to help me. I said if she wanted to she could. So together we were fascinated with our clean up. It was apparent to me that it was a collection from a homeless person. There were very aged and weathered envelopes and some note pads. A lot of characters of some Asian descent were written on some of the envelopes. There were negatives and receipts as well. I told the girl that they weren't mine but I had a fascination with found photos and was wondering if I should take them. She presumed that no one would be back for them. I told her that they were left for one reason or another. And fearing that the next Safeway parking lot attendant would just pitch them I gathered them up in a pile near a cigar box that was among the remains. I went into the store and snagged a bag. Grabbed the pile I wanted and left to have my coffee.
The photos ranged from candid pictures of children and family, to houses, landscaping, blossomed trees, sculptures, a couple of bands performing at bars, various people who may or may not have been homeless, and shots of the Blue Moon Tavern.
This one is really interesting to me because it has the date written on the back: 2065 20 Nov
This tree looks like an ostrich.
Two things on chairs. The only two in this style.
This is the greatest find though... Just because it's the most shocking and unexplainable. I can't decide whether it's good or bad that you don't know what's going on in that can. If you knew, it would make some more sense and that would be gross, but not knowing... There are too many things to imagine. It's great!