The Topic At Hand: Lost and Found

People find things rather often, but seldom keep them. Only special objects, touching the finder’s heart, deserve their right to stay. I asked people who kept things they had found, bring them to the studio and photographed them with their findings.

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Tanya and an approximately 20 year old photograph of an unidentified girl with 2 unidentified dogs.

Tanya and an approximately 20 year old photograph of an unidentified girl with 2 unidentified dogs.

Mitya and a warning sign from a tram depot, saying: "Don't forget to return your record ticket".

Mitya and a warning sign from a tram depot, saying: "Don't forget to return your record ticket".

Alexander and an iron-cast figurine of famous cartoon characters Gena the Crocodile and Cheburashka.

Alexander and an iron-cast figurine of famous cartoon characters Gena the Crocodile and Cheburashka.

Valeriy and a transparency with fairytale characters from an unidentified animation.

Valeriy and a transparency with fairytale characters from an unidentified animation.

Julia and a toy rabbit wearing a scarf.

Julia and a toy rabbit wearing a scarf.

Alex and a book on Poussin with white paint stains.

Alex and a book on Poussin with white paint stains.

Irina and a vintage Soviet chair.

Irina and a vintage Soviet chair.

Vadim and a part of an old lamp, whose shape he admires as a designer.

Vadim and a part of an old lamp, whose shape he admires as a designer.

Masha and a vintage alarm clock, made "by special command".

Masha and a vintage alarm clock, made "by special command".

Andrey and a flight map of Europe for pilots.

Andrey and a flight map of Europe for pilots.

Maria and a 2nd edition guide on Crimea, published in 1925, which she restored herself.

Maria and a 2nd edition guide on Crimea, published in 1925, which she restored herself.

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    • Lizad

      These are great. As a collector of select, special things, I can relate. My favorite one is Andrey with the map.

    • Jennifer

      I love Alex with his book! Fabulous gaze and a nice ring.

    • Anna

      Hey, am I the only one to notice that this guy with the book and the girl with toy bun have the same rings?

      • Ildar

        To Anna: It's not a secret they married couple

    The Author

    Natalia Pokrovskaya

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    Natalia Pokrovskaya is a Moscow-based freelance photographer and a senior copywriter at an ad agency, completely unable to leave one job for another, as she loves them both and enjoys mixing the skills from them. What she does in photography are mostly the 2 big P's: Projects and Portraits. In projects, she experiments with different techniques and genres. And as for portraits, she likes shooting ordinary people like celebrities and vice versa.

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