Doug Battenhausen is a guy who’s got a blog called “Internet History”. This blog is all about pictures, but not perfect pictures, with carefully-applied filters and studied camera angles. This blog is about amateur pictures that show some strange moments in the lives’ of anonymous people. These are old pictures that Battenhausen mines for in the forgotten corners of the Internet, like Webshots, Flickr or Photobucket.
“If there’s one rule I try to keep to all the time it’s that I try to find pictures that have been abandoned. If you’re still actively using your photosharing website, I don’t want to encroach on that. Through ‘Internet history,’ I think I’m giving a second life to orphans”.
By orphans, he means pictures that have been abandoned on these dead, obscure photo accounts and which are also bizarre, funny, weird, you name them. They all show the beauty and surprise of everyday life. We’ve got 50 pictures for you, right here. Enjoy!