Objects are People Too by Justin Sutcliffe

Objects are People Too by Justin Sutcliffe

Renowned photojournalist Justin Sutcliffe sees faces in random objects. He started to photograph these coincidences, initially on a Polaroid camera, and set himself parameters: the guiding principle was ‘nothing deliberate’, and would therefor not shoot anything set up.

As a travelling photographer, Justin frequently sees faces in unusual places: a sad-looking face of loo rolls in Afghanistan; the manic smile of a complimentary fruit plate in the Dubai airport hotel. The majority come from Justin’s home and immediate environment: a random robot face as he unloaded the dishwasher one morning; a strange collection of bric-a-brac in a nearby garden; the shadow of a bus seat passing across the staircase to the upper deck.

Some of the pictures have a natural humour to them; some are tragic. And not everybody sees a face in each picture; there is satisfaction in working it out when it’s not immediately obvious.

Open daily throughout the festival, 5 – 15 July 2017: 10am – 5pm


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