Saturday, May 24, 2008
I made this picture from the park bench where I sat without moving my body, I simply reached into my bag, pulled the camera out, powered up, made an adjustment or 3 and took the picture. The subject is the hand of my 58 year old Liberian friend Jeffery who was relaxing in the sun on the back side of the bench waiting for a fare to help support his family. His hand is unique, it had caught my eye with the amount of information that it seemed to portray. I knew I could make something interesting with it in a photographic composition which is what the one exposure is to me. When you really look at any one's hands you will see the past and character of the individual.