Our hands serve us well in daily life. They are fascinating tools and can manipulate and handle a lot of objects. According to the Greek philosopher Aristotle it is the “tool of the tools”. Although this claim was made more than 2000 years ago, nothing has changed about this. Technology is still struggling to provide something, which at least could come close.
But hands do not only serve practical needs, they also have a lot of symbolic meaning. They can stand for power, strength and protection. In contrary they also stand for generosity, friendship and many more.
To be practical or “hands on”, this photographic image session choses the hand as it’s major object. By giving it a prominent meaning in the images, the viewer is made aware of the hand as an individual object.