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A few weeks ago, inspired, in a way, by the blog Sad Stuff on the Street, we asked you to send in pictures of objects you found on the street that made you smile. The submissions, more often than not, made us smile too.
Unfortunately, we couldn't include every entry, but we want to share a few of our favorites. Have a look at the slideshow above. All the captions are by the photographers.
Now we need your help: Vote on your favorite submission by selecting the photographer's name below through May 5. The winning entry will be announced shortly after, featured on our homepage, and printed in the next issue of GOOD. We’ll also send a GOOD T-shirt and a free subscription (or gift subscription) to the winner.
This photo was taken in New York City. I like how it pokes fun at the famous "I Love New York" logo.
I am New York based photographer.
By Angela Darte
A small offering down a street in Taipa, Macau.
By Annemarie Dooling
Saw this on a street in Washington DC. Made me smile.
By Bettina Sattler
Someone spray painted a great note on the pavement, and I couldn't help but oblige!
By Brian McCollow
Einstein does know everything! While on a family trip to Paris, France, I stumbled upon this urban painting on a building. I found it inspiring and I thought that I would share it with you!
By Ethan Graure
This is something I have always wanted to do. It takes time, it involves no credits or grades, but is an expression of creativity that makes an impact on people's live.
It is in a very public place on the University of Washington campus (Seattle). Everyone who sees it turns their head and smiles. Now that is a cool result of working your butt off outside school!
By Jeroen van der Eijkhof
On a beautiful Oregon summer day, two of my housemates and I chose to walk to the grocery market that was 18 blocks away from our house. Hannah suddenly stopped and looked up at the top of telephone pole.
What is going on? Well, there was this poster telling us to take a moment to think: "For one minute please, stand here in silence and look at the sky, and contemplate how awesome life is."
It was great and I took a picture while my friends were contemplating.
By Kim Goen
The underlining questioning within much of my photographic practice, documents my spatial relationship to the often confrontational urban landscape.
I was born in Colombia in 1971, I spent my childhood between Colombia and Venezuela. I studied graphic design and photography in Colombia. I moved to North America in 2001 to improve my design and photography skills, I first lived in New York City then in Montreal, Vancouver, Los Angeles and later moved back to Montreal. I have exhibited my photographic work in both Colombia and Canada.
I received my first camera at the age of 11, a Kodak Instamatic 110 that I used for a couple of years. The next camera was a Russian brand called Zenith, it seemed like an army tank, then a 35mm Ricoh that I still use. In 2001, I bought my first digital camera, right now I am shooting mostly digital; however, I enjoy the immediacy of analogue photography.
By Juan Madrigal
Sometime during the transition from winter to spring, I was walking on the path and saw a heart-shaped patch of almost melted ice. It caught my fancy and brightened my day as well.
By Kasope Alesh
Lovers that pass by the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, Germany, leave padlocks which symbolize the tie that binds them. Some keep adding smaller ones for each child they have. The train company attempted to remove the padlocks because their weight was menacing the bridge's structure. But the people didn't let them. Germans are mooshy after all!
By Luisa Osorio
I used to walk by these girls on my way home and they always made me smile. They have since been painted over but I remember them.
By Mandi Bleidorn
If these fish can swim trough cement then we, too, are capable of anything. This was taken in Hayes Valley, San Francisco.
By Nichole Miller
Three little alien geezers reading on a recycling paper trash can.
This was taken in Amsterdam in April 2011.
By Peter Leeuwerink
Found on the side of a dumpster in the East Village, New York City, this steel cold robot made me smile with his flower and heart.
By Amelia Gingold
Found this profile of a man's face on a footpath in Mumbai.
By Deepak Dogra
This snap was taken of some spilled milk and is part of a series of photos called 'Accidental art'.
By Kieran McMillan
Going out and found the car plastered with Post-it notes that say "I love you".
Funny, unconventional, and exciting, but now I wonder: I love you to the car owner or I you love to the car?
By Marian Cristina Debenedetti
Shot as found on the sidewalk near 23rd and Indiana St, San Francisco, CA.
By Scot Hampton