People often, intentionally or unintentionally, leave behind evidence of their presence. Photographers have observed and recorded graffiti, discarded items or marks and impressions on furniture and other surfaces.
Richard Long - England, 1968
Walker Evans - Stamped Tin Relic, 1929
Brassai - Graffiti, 1930
Tina Modotti - Telephone wires, 1925
Keith Arnatt - Pictures From a Rubbish Tip (1988-1989)
Irving Penn - Cigarette No 37, 1972
Sophie Calle - from The Gotham Handbook, 1994
Rut Blees Luxemburg - The Libidinal Sofa, 2003
Peter Fraser - Untitled
Sarah Hobbs - Untitled (Perfectionism), 2002
Click here to visit Henk van Rensbergen's excellent "Abandoned Places" website.
Josef Koudelka - a panoramic photograph from the book "Chaos"