Hand Gestures ...

These images are part of a series called "Gestures" by photographer Saul Robbins. I absolutely love how the doings of hands have so much personal energy even when captured in all its stillness. We handle things daily, every second. But I've never taken the time to actually visualize just how loudly our gestures, even the simple ones, speak. I found it quite amazing and beautiful actually.

13 comments:

jora said...

Love those. It reminds me of a friend of mine who is a nurse....she says that whenever one of her patients passes, she holds their hand and looks at it and thinks of all the things it did throughout the person's lifetime. Such a nice way to honor someone!

Lillian Chang said...

I really love these. Sometimes we don't even realize all the little things we need our hands for, but they are our instrument to achieve things. These photos do indeed speak powerfully - I love this series!

Stacey said...

Quite an intriguing post. Lovely series!

Siri said...

Definitely a powerful thing! And watching people sign?! Fascinates me!! Thanks for the pics : )

Dancing Branflake said...

I am in love with this series! As dancers we try to do this but we never quite captured the essence of it like this photographer. I mean, the purpose is so much more tangible when seeing photos like this.

Ana Degenaar said...

My husband is a Photographer and he has taken some amazing pictures of hands, I think it's beautiful, specially the ones with aged hands, I love those and I love these shots!

dulci said...

What a cool concept! I love these :)

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Bren said...

Wow...these are amazing!

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Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Gabrielle - Design Mom said...

Wonderful, wonderful images. So glad you posted them!

Brandi said...

They're such beautiful photos and I love how they're focused around something so simple and unnoticed.

passport in my pocket said...

oh my gosh these are awesome!!

house 09 said...

how amazing! and so true about the still hands... never though about thinking of them in a series of shots.

Wendy said...

These are beautiful, evocative photos. I'm a sign language interpreter and am constantly moving my hands into shapes even when I'm not interpreting! I take it for granted what our hands can do!

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