Have you ever been hiking along, enjoying the scenery, when without warning you come face to face with, well, a face? Not a human face—I mean an unexpected face. A pair of eyes, a quizzical set of brows, an upturned mouth or an expression that mirrors your own—a face made of nature, of your surroundings.
Welcome to the world of found faces—from warehouse windows, tree leaves, and sweater cuffs to onion rings, egg yolks, and beach stones—faces are all around us.
Focus: Found Faces, the third book in our Focus series, celebrates this compelling art and the global community of photographers who reveal what is often right in front of our eyes. Shadows, staplers, phone cords, and doorknobs have all resonated with their masterful discovery of familiar features in the world at hand, and when asked how they uncover these surprising visages, many photographers responded that they did not do the finding—the faces found them.
Over 90 photographers from 26 countries are featured within the pages of Focus: Found Faces, along with their written reflections on the process of discovery. Their photos and words range from hilarity to mystery, and many reflect the astonishing delight we feel when we, too, encounter found faces.
As a team, we Craft Your Life folks hit the streets of downtown Asheville, NC, along with the walls and halls of our office, to hunt for faces. Here’s a fun collection of what we found!
We are celebrating the release of Focus: Found Faces by giving away TWO copies of the book—one copy to each of two winners. To enter for a chance to win, please leave a comment on this post by 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 23. Any comment is fine—though I’d love to hear if you’ve ever run into or hunted for found faces—when you look around, what do you see? Winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries, and notified by Friday, March 25. Click here for the official rules.