Objects Are People Too

Justin Sutcliffe


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Unicorn Publishing Group
21 May 2024
ISBN: 9781916846012
80 pages

From the publisher

‘My mind constantly rearranges everyday objects into faces. I've conditioned myself not to see them. Occasionally they break through. When that happens, I make polaroid photos. Nothing sought, nothing staged.’ The phenomenon of recognising faces in everyday objects, called face pareidolia, is experienced widely. Once thought of as a symptom of psychosis, it is increasingly understood that pareidolia images are processed by the same mechanism that would normally process emotion in a real face. In Justin Sutcliffe’s case, the likenesses often appear from combinations of objects randomly and fleetingly arranged rather than single items that happen to resemble faces. This collection of photographs represent a small selection of the images he has made around the world, often presenting themselves to him at unexpected moments during the course of his professional work.Who doesn’t see faces in everyday objects, from the frowning house front to the mysterious apparition on a slice of toast? This small but perfectly formed book collects over 80 polaroids of such visions to provide a wonderful entertainment for all who enjoy finding the unexpected in the ordinary The perfect gift for the creative in your life.