Do you ever notice unexpected faces in your surrounding? If not, you will after reading this super cute photography book called Found Faces.
I really love this book! It’s filled to the brim with faces that jumps at you (in a friendly way!), or sometimes slowly emerges as you find eyes and then maybe… is that a nose? Then you see the big smile and you just have to smile back, even though it’s not a real face but an inanimate object! We are wired like that, and the element of surprise is intriguing.
I find this book inspiring, playful, fun and well designed. The photos are taken by over ninety photographers from twenty six different countries.
I also like that not every face is in-your-face obvious but instead a gift from the photographer that saw it and captured it. This idea of “found faces” really makes me want to look for faces everywhere. I’ve already been on several face-hunting excursions, but they are not always easy to spot. After looking through the book I kind of expected to see them everywhere.
These are my first finds, from the gym, this week:
How to find faces
Start by opening your eyes and mind. Then you should be looking for a pair of eyes, then see if there is a mouth, or a nose or both. Then snap a photo and share it! It’s easy, quite addictive and a super creative activity (though it slows you down as you will need to look closely on things you never noticed before)!
Where to look? Take a walk and bring your camera. Start looking at cars and door posts, all kinds of machines are great, as is hand bags, trees, trash cans and kitchen utensils. :-)
I will keep looking for sure!
When you pay attention to your surroundings you may just see something unexpected!
Yup, it’s a super cool photography book. It was sent to me for review by Lark Books who has a series of books called Focus: * Your World, Your Images. You can also check out Focus: Love (found hearts), Focus: Passages (beautiful doors) and Focus: Letters, though I think the coolest must be Found Faces!
* There is also a Found faces flickr group that you must check out, lots of inspiration there! Let me know what you find/see! :-)
* Feel free to check out my previous book reviews too.