Sinking Feeling II

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    Not washed up.

    Well, ought to update this... #10 on Flickr explore for 4 March 06, and this pic was one of the best sellers at my first photography show in January 2007. This was also published in the 21 November 2007 London Daily Mail newspaper [link] and I owe it all to my dear friend Robin Gleeson-Warren for the inspiration. Sold in print, it's called "Robin's Sinking Feeling" in her honor.

    Thanks for everyone's support!

    PS: I've changed the license to this to traditional copyright... prints are available for next to nothing. Contact me for more info.

    PPS: I guess it was inevitable that it'd get LOL'd: icanhascheezburger.com/2008/03/09/funny-pictures-emo-bath...

    PPPS: Do NOT use this pic for commercial purposes until you've contacted me for a licensing agreement. It's just bad taste.

    P4S: Published in the compilation "Faces in Places" by Ammonite Press.

    BoringPostcards, scott_rtw, and 360 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. leon gao 59 months ago | reply

      Looks interesting !

    2. chrisgannon 55 months ago | reply

      So funny and well seen! Great title too :)

    3. Konrad Lischka 52 months ago | reply

      Thank you and welcome to Dinge mit Gesicht!

    4. *hb19 (R.I.P.) 51 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called SOMETHING DIFFERENT {please comment on 2 most interesting pics}, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      the best anthropomorphism I've seen yet...............

      I love it.....especially the mouth, I mean the overflow slot....

    5. Sylvia Andreu 51 months ago | reply

      Fantastic idea!!!!

    6. Fitz_Carraldo 49 months ago | reply

      great face ;-)

    7. lee_yoshida 48 months ago | reply

      unbeatable ★★★★★

    8. _barb_ 47 months ago | reply

      I saw this photo being used here: happychairishappy.com/

    9. moonbird 47 months ago | reply

      Barb, thank you for noticing that. This pic is getting used without attribution all over, and now it's apparently on a commercial, ugh.

    10. dep_fm 46 months ago | reply

      haha nice.

    11. photokast 42 months ago | reply

      jejeje so fun

    12. sharkoman 40 months ago | reply

      I saw it in our book, too :D

    13. maramillo 29 months ago | reply

      This is superb!!!

    14. Églantine 28 months ago | reply

      Really good one! The face really stands out! And it is emotive!

    15. Églantine 28 months ago | reply

      Sorry to hear the photo is being used without attribution. I never imagined this would happen when I started posting on flickr.

      When I remember I mark my photo!

    16. artemis 734 14 months ago | reply

      Dear Moonbird,

      Sorry I could not find another email contact for you. This is an inquiry regarding credit information for our use of your sink image at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The image was found on your flickr site.

      Sinking Feeling II (Found Faces)

      The Exploratorium is a non-profit museum of science, art, and human perception. Our newly-relocated museum will open in mid April, and the museum’s new West Gallery will focus on “human phenomena”—the social sciences and the interplay between science, society, and culture. As the gallery’s designer, I am collecting images of “found” faces to display on one wall of the space. Humans are biologically and socially primed to perceive faces in even non-human stimuli. These images, among others, will help communicate that we are the phenomena and content of the gallery. They will also help create the friendly atmosphere of a social laboratory and a place for self reflection as we develop new interactive exhibits in psychology and the social sciences.

      We will credit the photo to Jay Joslin. The images we use for this display will be printed in a 13” square format. There is a grid of about 18 images.

      We realize that most photos of “found” images are informally taken and widely shared, and it’s often hard to trace them to the original photographer. Whenever possible, we will credit the photographer. The credit panel for this display will also include a general thank you to the anonymous creativity of all those who have an eye for “found” images such as these.

      We are on a very tight schedule, so please respond by Wednesday, February 13 so that we will know immediately if there are any special issues regarding the use of the image. We’re excited about using this group of images, and we very much appreciate your collaboration.

      Thank you,

      Diane Burk
      Senior Designer

    17. moonbird 14 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for your consideration and contact! I absolutely welcome the support of the Exploratorium, and I hope to visit there in my next visit to San Francisco. You fave my full consent to use the image, and "I license the Exploratorium and its representative to use this image in promoting its various creative and educational missions." If possible, could you possibly send a picture of the display?
      Again, you have my gratitude, and I'm deeply honored!
      Jay Joslin
      Asheville, NC

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