Jeremy Johnstone

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Found Faces

1. © Theodore G. Jay Joslin III. Sinking Feeling II

2. © Angel Martinez Martinez. Sometimes I See … Faces!

3. © Richard Harrison. Cardbored? This photo was taken on a hot afternoon in my parents garden. After taking hundreds of photos of our children playing, my eye started to wander, and I found this sad little cardboard man discarded from the packaging of a playhouse.

4. © Danielle Cosme. A Seedy Smile

5.© Drew Makepeace. Wall Face. I don’t actively look for faces; they pop out at me when I least expect it. Its like the faces are finding me rather than the other way around.

6. © Georgescu Catalin Cristian. Rasta Mana. This face is made out of the wires and cables that dangle from the side of my desk. They caught my eye while I was resting in bed with my head tilted sideways. I stared at the screws and began to see the face of a rasta man with braided hair. And no, I did not set this shot up.

7. © Sven Vahar. Smiles Make Hearts Grow

8.© Tim Simpson. How Do You Like Your Eggs? This image is composed of my breakfast. I was having a new kitchen installed and couldn’t boil my weekend eggs, so I bought a microwave egg cooker. One Saturday morning, this face appeared, looking at me, slightly shocked about what was going to happen.

Found Faces is one of those light-hearted photobooks that compiles photos taken by fun-loving photographers from all over the world. It’s a celebration of the artist in all of us — and it’s sure to make you smile. The focus of this book is the art of finding “faces” in unexpected places — and the combined result is a riot of quirky points of view.

It includes the work of over 90 photographers from 26 different countries, along with their often-humorous reflections on their particular discoveries.

This would be an ideal book to share with a beginning photographer — dozens of examples demonstrating simple ways to “see” differently in the world that’s all around us.  

(via 61cygni)

I think I have an addiction with flight…

Reflecting with some coworkers earlier today, I think it’s safe to say I have an obsession with all things flight related.

Case in points:

  1. I’ve been on over 50 flights so far this year for a total of almost 300 hours in actual flight (not including layovers / TSA hassle time / etc).
  2. I’ve been indoor skydiving spending over 3 hours total in free fall “flight” in a wind tunnel so far this year in 7 cities around the globe (Hollywood, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Nashua NH, and Dubai)
  3. I’ve built up a decent sized (nine so far) fleet of multi-rotor helicopters  and have spent upwards of 50 hours flying them this calendar year.

Considering the fact that 330 hours is about the same as 33+ full days and I have barely missed much work due to the above, I think it’s safe to say that the majority of my non-work hours have been consumed by something related to flight.

Ok, step #1 complete. I’ve admitted I have an addiction. Now what is step #2?

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