Hands - Doug Johnson

Hands

If eyes are the window to the soul, then hands are the window to what? Freud's "ego"? Creativity? Productivity?
Hands can reveal our race, gender, age and occupation.
They can express sadness, joy, compassion and reverence.
They can create, fix, manipulate and explore.
They can be playful or sensual.
They can communicate our thoughts and feelings.
They can inflict pain or protect us from danger.


The images in this series are "portraits" of hands of people doing things they care about - working, creating, playing. At one level, I'm trying to show the amazing qualities of hands - texture, color, gesture and form. I'm also trying to give a sense of what it might be like to stand beside the person. To imagine what they look like, what they sound like and maybe even what they're thinking.


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Landgrove, VT; August, 2013