Think you're having a bad day?
New York City–based photographer Kurt Sneddon was hired by a couple to take their wedding photos, edit them, and produce them to the newlyweds to enjoy for happily ever after. (You know, photographer stuff.) But for Sneddon, the job became any photographer's nightmare when he accidentally lost the only copies of the couple's wedding-day photos on the NYC subway. And as anyone familiar with the NYC subway system knows, he might as well have thrown them into the Hudson River because those photos are likely long gone.
Sneddon said that he believes he left them in his gray bag on a downtown B train in Manhattan on Monday.
"The trains were messed up a little bit, and I had to catch the B from 145th. I usually catch the D express," he said. "I went local all the way, and I had to get out at 14th," he told New York channel 4 in an interview. "But I don't know the subway system as well as I should, and at 34th Street, an announcement comes on that the next stop is West 4th. I go 'crap'—and out the door I went."
He soon after realized he was missing a bag.
Sneddon said he had a complete meltdown after the realization and tried to chase down the train line in a cab—but to no avail.
Sneddon took to Facebook to profess his sorrow for the incident and ask others to help him look for the missing photos.
"The last 48 hrs have been the worst of my life. I was entrusted to photograph a wedding and I’ve f--ked up beyond measure," Sneddon wrote in his post. "The short version of the story is that I allowed myself to be distracted and overwhelmed to the point of leaving a backpack containing the only copy of the wedding photos on a NYC subway train."
"This post however is not intended to gain sympathy or indeed anything other than helping us recover this grey THULE backpack, left on a downtown B train around 11am on Sept 18," he added, asking any fellow New Yorkers to keep their eyes out for the backpack during their subway commutes.
He has also shared a flier around the city's subway stops and has asked others to Instagram a photo of the flier or share it on their social-media pages.
"They were as excellent as they could be," he said. "I was devastated for them. It's awful."
Godspeed, Kurt. We're keeping our fingers crossed.