Thursday, July 22, 2010

Back Page - The Lurker - Page One

By the sea: one child

Here is a type of found photograph sought by collectors.

It is called "The Lurker."

They are fairly ordinary pictures except there is always at least one person in the background or off to one side caught in the frame. They are often aware of the picture being taken but often unaware that they are in it.

Here are a few examples. See if you can spot the lurker in each snap.

Two children and a lurker

Two girls
Camera, Girl, an understanding.
Gang at the beach

New outfit
class picture
Five outside

Woman with coat and gloves
Lurker Laundry
Linton Carruth and Vara Harkrider

boy, girl, car, lurkers, transfers
Five in the yard
Woman boy and lurker
Uncle Willie and Aunt Mary and son. In  Alabama

Saddle Shoes
Saddle shoes ...
And saddle shoes ...
And more saddle shoes.

Trumpet and Girl
Tintype Couple

Two kids on steps
Out standing on a rock
"There he goes Melba. Shoot him!"

Two Girls in the Sun
Not sure about this.
Greta, Gloria and Gail posed for the picture.

Mike and his nurse
Eight women by a vine
We didn't know we were poor.
Two girls

Walking on his hands
Two children, Dad, a car and a lurker.
Keep looking. She's there on the right edge.
One man

Trio at the beach
Out sitting on a rock
Hawaii group
If you can't find him, click on the picture. That will take you to where the picture is stored on Flickr. Mouse-over and the Lurker will me marked.

Girl on the running board.
Ten women, Nine  men, two lurkers

Woman on the fence
Three men

two women in gaucho pants and lurker
Civil War lineup

Man with a beer

Can't get enough? There are other Lurkers...well,...lurking on previous pages.
Back Page - The Lurker - Page One(This One)
Back Page - The Lurker - Page Two

The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group,
An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half
You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer
This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

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All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story; What do you see?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

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