In a traditional portrait, one of the most important features is the eyes. A person's eyes can tell a lot about a person, often revealing things they try to hide on surface. Human brains are hard wired to be drawn to faces in general and to the eyes in particular. And over the years, amazing photos have been taken because of the story the subject's eyes tell.
But equally telling are a person's hands. Without ever seeing a person's face, you can tell much about a person's character, ethics, and lifestyle simply by looking at their hands. Hands can also be amazingly expressive if you take the time to look.
That is why I decided to make one of my major projects for 2015 to be a portrait gallery of hands. My goal is to tell the story of the people whose faces you will not see. To understand what motivates and inspires them. Some may be archetypal, but I'm hoping many more will be deeply personal.
Here is a sampling of what I've got so far. Please leave some comments and critiques on this page. I look forward to hearing what you think.
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