Since childhood, apparently, Fink has seen faces everywhere – in scratches in concrete, in flaking paint, in knots in wood, in clouds, in fire.
Rather poetically, host gallery Riflemaker says, ‘The apparitions grew and the spirits began to follow him. Like coincidental friendships, seeking freedom of expression in life as well as art.’
Photographing the images where he finds them, Fink has documented more than 3000 ‘ghosts’ over the years.
The Nomads show presents 12 of theses images – with titles including Cardinals, Scream and Pink Mao.
Fink may be relieved to discover that he isn’t the only creative with a found faces obsession, with Suisse founder Paul Gray revealing a similar passion to Design Week back in 2011.
Graham Fink: Nomads, is at Riflemaker, 79 Beak Street, London W1F, from 9-22 January.