About a decade ago, photographer Jody Smith began noticing the recurring image of something delightful in the world all around him—smiling faces. While traveling for a year, the photographer began sharing images of these human-like faces found in ordinary objects on Flickr, in the website’s early days.
Eventually, he launched a group called Faces in Places, which continues to grow with submissions from professional and amateur photographers. “The only rule that we have is that it has to be a naturally-occurring face,” says Smith. “Arranging two apples and a banana on a plate just won’t do.”