Broken cigarette lighters, playing cards, hair clips, buttons, and sugar packets. These are the subjects, and points of departure for Nicholas Misani and his book “Lost in New York.” Misani photographed “lost” objects around New York, noted and mapped their locations, and used them as inspiration for his urban narrative vignettes.
With expressive hand-drawn typography, he gives life and voice to the things most of us just step over on the street. It’s more than a collection of photographs; it’s a complete story from first image to last.
Misani’s book chronicles an existential quest for meaning in a cold and crowded city landscape. His stories, whether a single line or a paragraph, reflect the loneliness, alienation, and humanity of the objects’ imagined owners. And in that way they reflect our own.