Last year I was looking for new subjects to photograph when I stumbled upon an idea to take pictures of things I could find in the street gutter. I took these photos for several months before finally putting them up on Instagram for others to see. You can also like my Gutterfound page on Facebook and follow along as I post daily (weekdays) pictures.
My method is to only photograph things as they were found. I never move things to get a better shot or otherwise set up my subject. Early morning just after sunrise, and at sunset typically give me the best light. Cloudy days also make for great moody images.
I’ve been amazed at the variety of things that can be found in the gutters. Most of what you will find are rocks and leaves from yard landscapes. But I’ve also found toys, money, spent rifle and pistol casings, and much more.