Can you solve the Stonehenge photo mystery?
The 36.3 megapixel FX sensor and weather-sealed body? Or the memory card filled with life’s unrepeatable moments?
The UK’s Lost Photo Project hopes to reunite “orphaned images” — and the mislaid cameras that took them — with their rightful owners.
An online gallery of 20 photos launched Thursday, all from cameras lost in the UK in the last 10 years.
The moments captured include brides signing the wedding register, a smiling graduate posing with family, and a man bottle-feeding his infant daughter.
Some contain clues as to location: Three friends gather at Stonehenge, others stand in Greenwich Park.
Jeff Berezny, Trov’s Global Head of Marketing, told CNN: “We hope that members of the public will recognize a friend, cousin, or co-worker, and alert them and start the process of reuniting photographer to lost device.”
While today’s cloud technology means that we’re increasingly likely to have our photos safely backed up, this wasn’t the case 10 years ago.
Says Berezny, “For nearly all the photos, we know the date and general location of where in the UK the Good Samaritans found these cameras. Most of the images are undated.”
“The beautiful thing about these photos is that some capture routine moments from people’s lives, whilst others seem to document really significant events which must have made the loss of the camera all the more frustrating to the owner,” adds Berezny.
“The variety makes it really special.”