François Robert was born in Switzerland, where he worked in graphic design before becoming a photographer. He once discovered a face in a padlock and began photographing the smirks and smiles in everyday objects, finding uncanny resemblances to faces in everything from buildings to shoes. His several collections include Find a Face; Faces; Crosses; Up Close; and HearD. Out of eighteen thousand submissions, François was the winner in the 2009 International Lucie Awards. He lives with his wife in Tucson, Arizona.