Justin Sutcliffe – Objects are People Too

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’, i.e. he would 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.

This event is part of JAM on the Marsh, a multi-arts festival on Kent’s gorgeous Romney Marsh.


Romney Marsh Visitor Centre
Dymchurch Road
New Romney
TN28 8AY

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