Sinking Feeling II

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:


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.

  • leon gao 6y

    Looks interesting !
  • Chris Gannon 6y

    So funny and well seen! Great title too :)
  • Konrad Lischka 5y

    Thank you and welcome to Dinge mit Gesicht!
  • *hb19 (R.I.P.) 5y

    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....
  • Sylvia Andreu Adam 5y

    Fantastic idea!!!!
  • Vít Hassan 5y

    Well seen,cool image!!!;)

    I saw this pic in somethingdifferenT
  • Fitz_Carraldo 5y

    great face ;-)
  • Sara Flowright 5y

  • lee_yoshida 5y

    unbeatable ★★★★★
  • Barbara Fischer 5y

    I saw this photo being used here:
  • jay joslin 5y

    Barb, thank you for noticing that. This pic is getting used without attribution all over, and now it's apparently on a commercial, ugh.
  • dep_fm 5y

    haha nice.
  • Arnd 5y

    awe - sweet
  • Juan Castro 5y

    jejeje so fun
  • Fulvio Petri 4y

    I saw it in our book, too :D
  • maramillo 3y

    This is superb!!!
  • Fleur-Ange Lamothe 3y

    Really good one! The face really stands out! And it is emotive!
  • Fleur-Ange Lamothe 3y

    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!
  • artemis 734 2y

    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
  • jay joslin 2y

    artemis 734 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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