Lost Camera, Found Camera!
Posted by gottabkd on Friday, March 7, 2008
Ever gone travelling and lost a jump drive, camera card or the camera itself?
Ever been walking down the beach and found a camera and did not know what to do with it?
Are you one of those people who develops the film in hopes of finding clues to the who the owners may be?
Last summer my friend found three cameras in a park near his home. Each time he called me and we discussed at length how to return the unmarked cameras to their rightful owners. After much discussion, a visit to the local police department, we knew that was going to be pretty hard, if not impossible, without ID. All the cameras had no film and thus no pictures to process. When he tried to return them to the police, they “indicated” that they get sooo much found stuff that you may as well just keep ’em…. Whaat????
Wasn’t some touristy type person looking for them right now??? If only we would have come up with this idea ourselves……
Matt Preprost, a 20-year-old student from Winnipeg, Manitoba, wondered the very same thing and decided to create a website devoted to those very issues.
He created http://www.ifoundyourcamera.blogspot.com/ in hopes of helping people get reunited with their pictures, cameras and jump drives.
In an interview done by Digital Journal, it appears that Matt got the idea from another site that posts the secrets of people. After seeing a picture on that site, indicating that the owner had found the camera and would love to return it to the rightful owner (etc)….. an idea was born….
The site gets loads of lost picture posts and comments from people who actually get their stuff back….. Very cool!
Check it the site and know that there are photos, cameras and jump drives waiting to find their owners. Who knows, you may be in use of the site one day 🙂
What is it with young boys name Matt????
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