A Question Remains: Found Photographs of People Seen From Behind

These are all found photographs, picked up at flea markets, from dealers, and online, so aside from the occasional handwritten name or date stamp, I do not have any information on the subjects or photographers. I think that’s part of the appeal of found photographs – all the original context is removed and we’re left with these beautiful mysteries.

 

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The curls in one’s hair.
A woman,
lost.
A child’s Sunday best.
Sinister intent.
Playful.
Private.
Proud owners looking at their home.
The masking of identity.
Voyeuristic.
Intrusion.
A family’s memories.
Flea market flotsam.
A specific experience.
A new narrative.
An innocent moment.
A deepening mystery.
A question remains.

 

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All photographs from the collection of Billy Parrott. Follow Billy on Instagram ) and at Phound Fototgraphs