Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sad Face


When I was a kid, I would see faces in all kinds of things that were not faces at all. Some of them would frighten me. Had I seen the face below as a kid, it would have scared the bajeezus out of me. I still see faces and other abstractions in every-day objects. I guess a career as a commercial photographer is a good thing in my case. I am grateful that God blessed me with a quirky sense of vision. As a kid, not so much. :(



Stop by tomorrow for a Happy Face... of sorts.


Jay said...


I see them on the backs of diesel trucks... I "have" to pass them or I will give myself the creeps thinking about them..

Dan Denardo said...


We're cut from the same cloth, Jay. Hope you guys had a nice Halloween.

Shutterbug said...

I suppose I have a similar addiction with clouds. I love to lay down and discover new shapes. I have done this for years. I should probably photograph a few, but they are always life. Looking forward to the happy faces. Keep Smiling!

Joy said...

I've always thought the word, 'YES' looked happy and hopeful, and the word, 'NO' looked angry and stern.

Wander to the Wayside said...

My daughter's car has a faux wood finish (plastic, I guess) on her glove compartment, and every time I sit in the back sit on the left side and look toward the front, I see dozens off those faces of that scarey movie guy with the mask (Friday the 13th? Halloween?). Do you know which one I mean? (the kids always have a mask like it at halloween, white with holes for the eyes, nose, mouth?) You can tell I don't watch those things! Anyway, I start laughing every time because I see it immediately, and once I pointed it out to her and the kids, they see it all thet ime, too!

frost said...

Sad face.. or the face of a guy with mustache! He seems more curious than sad to me. :{
Love your photos and writings! Keep on posting!

Dan Denardo said...

Well said, frost! I like your perspective!

Hindsfeet said...

I would add to your Thoreau quote and your post here a quote by Anais Nin..."We do not see things as they are, we see things as WE are."

This is what makes photographers -all artists really - who portray what they see so courageous, for they are portraying themselves.

Dan Denardo said...

Wow. I love that quote. And also your explanation. I may "honorably adopt" that. Thanks so much!