Photo Essay: The Faces Around Us

You ever get that creepy feeling that there’s someone’s watching you? Watching as you hover over the kitchen sink devouring that last morsel of re-heated pizza like the secret slob that you are (shh..); as you slouch on the couch with crooked glasses, granny sweats and frenzied hair; as you walk home listening to your angry emo playlist that can never be heard in the light of day? Well, it could be one or a few things:


A » Your creepy neighbor watching you, watching him, watching you with pizza all over your face

B » The pizza delivery guy standing outside your window, waiting for a better tip

C » Your imaginary friend who’s mad at you for not introducing him to your “real” friends

D » A friendly natural face (see below for more information)

E » none of the above (a normal person with normal neighbors, a happy delivery guy and real friends)

F » all of the above (in which case, you might be schizo)


If you selected D), which was my choice answer, then you know about our friendly faces in nature. Natural faces are inanimate shapes and formations that look like faces. They’re all around us in every day life, you just need to look beyond the surface to see them. Don’t try to hear anything though, that’s going too far (but hey, to each their own).


Anyhoo, the faces I found are below. Can you see them?


Have you noticed that most watch ads have the hands at 10 and 2? 10 and 2 are considered the “happy” time because the hands form a smiling face.



This one is a dazed and confused face


A British policeman with a stone cold expression on, like those British guards


Punk rocker with headphones on


R2-D2 from Star Wars.. doot deeet doo dee


Hungry salivating alien head about to bite your face off


Reindeer head


a chilled out smiley face


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  • mr buzzkill

    Hate to be a buzzkill but the hands in watch ads are set like that not because it makes them look smiley, but simply to frame the maker’s name, which is more often than not positioned under the 12.

    16 June 2013 at 12:40 AM
    • Felipe

      Mr Buzzkill yes you are right and some advertisers use the 10 past 10 to showcase the brand, but thats not the only or most effective reason from a marketing point of view. If you are familiar with Neuro-Marketing concepts you will realise that most consumers make decisions on a emotional level. And hence a smily face that can leave a consumer feeling warm and fuzzy can have a bigger effect on their purchasing decisions than the position of the brand.

      16 June 2013 at 3:23 AM
  • Ever since you told me about the smiley faces, i’ve been seeing them everywhere! like the picture I sent you from vienna!! :)

    21 March 2013 at 10:05 PM
      • u meant piggy’s joyful expressions? :p lol

        27 March 2013 at 6:31 AM
  • Today i must have walked past dozen of this fire hydrants and for the first time i actually think i noticed each one of them and laughed

    21 March 2013 at 10:45 AM