When I was younger my step dad owned hundreds of photographic slides from his youth. More than likely they were shot on Kodachrome 64 slide film. The colors were vibrant and beautiful. The slides were images of his parents' ranch in Kansas, automobiles, horses, landscapes, dogs, farm equipment, houses, roads, family and his friends. A few years ago when I went back home, I asked him if I could see them and he had thrown most of them in the trash keeping only a handful of his favorite ones. He said they weren't important to him anymore. Below is a part of my own collection I started of random slides. I've found them in thrift stores, online sales, flea markets, estate sales and garage sales. My fascination with discarded photographs is something that stems from the story of my stepdad's slides, I wonder why somebody would throw away a memory? Slide film is particularly interesting to me because of it's history and ability to hold it's quality through the years. Although I did not take these photographs, they belong to me now.