Hands are an excellent subject for photography because they represent so much of how we interact with the world. They are our most crucial point of contact with nearly everything around us, in nearly everything we do, with nearly everyone we meet.
They represent capability and dexterity, but they are also our first connection with the people in our life, and our best tools for showing those who have been around for awhile that we care. Just as we can perform the subtlest task, we can also use them to communicate the subtlest emotion. From a handshake, to a pat on the back, or a re-assuring covering of the hand of another with your own, they allow us to support, sooth, and hold onto each other. Between friends, lovers, family, we use them to reach out to each other and grab on tight.
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