I saw this man in his 50s and could not help but notice his very badly damaged hands. I asked him if I could take a photo is he agreed. As alwasy some people work harder than others, a lot harder.
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ourania (51103) 2012-04-12 14:07
amazing photo, so effectively framed and lit. The story of a lifetime of hard work before our eyes like an open book. It makes you humble and and full of respect. An unforgettable picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best,
PaulVDV (32749) 2012-04-12 14:25
Excellent evidence in black & white.
This is a clear testimony of the hard working life of this man. I don't know what job he does (agricultural worker?) but when he retires, these hands will 'heal' after some time.
I know this for sure. I've seen this happen with the hands of my father after his retirement.
Best regards, Paul
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-12 14:40
Possible pipe fitter hands, I only say this, because I was a pipe fitter years ago and this is what my hands looked like. But these are not damaged hands but strong and able hands of a man determined to make a living and proudly too. Excellent composition and with great clarity you've presented to us. Beautiful POV Aleks!!
brianmcc (6221) 2012-04-12 15:07
the detail you have achieved is stunning, every line and grovve in his hand is so clear. the black and white presentation works superbly well to highlight the contrasts in tone.
Nicou (152118) 2012-04-13 1:15
quel main merveilleuse iamge et compo sueprbe captage quel rendu on voit les trace de cet homme qui a du travailler dur durant sa vie superbe cpatage et compo.
bravo et amitiť
danos (103216) 2012-04-13 2:51
a really hard worked hands with the lot of cuts to make it an excellent documentary shot.I like the B/W format as the clarity of the image.
Have a good weekend,Danos
holmertz (59760) 2012-04-14 11:51
An original and eye-catching composition and very thought-provoking. This is the less idyllic side of the "men-at-work-pictures" which I among others favour on TE. A picture very much worth showing here.
speedymanu (3701) 2012-04-16 19:21
A superb documentary picture. But it isn't just a documentary one, it also has an abstract and timeless atmosphere. I really like the way the background echoes the palm's tones. Bravo,
- Copyright: Aleks Gjika (agjika) (3177)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-10-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f2.8L
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-12 13:44