This page displays a selection from a larger collection of found text and photographs. All of these were found in the street and collected between about 1990 and 2010. I say ‘about’ because, while I do very occasionally still find texts, the internet has made writing on paper an increasingly rare occurrence. There are no specific criteria for collecting other than I don’t collect shopping lists.
Though the collection does cover this current transitional period during which communication has moved into the digital sphere, it was never the intention of the collection to reflect on that transition. I was and still am more interested in the ephemeral and random nature of the texts, and the glimpses they offered into lived experiences - hence the inclusion of found photographs. That said, the increasing absence of this unmediated evidence of human experience is a loss.