Camera Portrait

Portrait postcards #family album #archive #private made public

#found photograph of a family portrait in a charity shop.

#found photograph of a family portrait in a charity shop.

Found Photography is starting to intrigue me more. It reminds me of the first time I came across Joachim Schmidt's work using found photography. This contrast of finding an actual printed photograph is less and less likely these days as they are more often than not never printed and stay on a hard drive or in a cloud somewhere. 

I was surprised to read a positive side to this that Schmidt himself talked about. I would have expected an artist or professional looker as he calls himself to be discouraged by the lack of printed tangible photographs.

“For the first time in the history of photography,” Schmid explains, “we can study the real-time production of snapshot making – globally!” 




LensCulture, J. (2017). Celebrating Photographic Garbage - Photographs found byJoachim Schmid | LensCulture. [online] LensCulture. Available at: [Accessed 1 September 2017].