Held in Hands

Last week I took a series of reference photos with my phone for something I want to do.
I’d been meaning to take a few more with my camera but I kept putting that aside until last night. I checked the reference photos I had taken and realised they weren’t quite helpful for what I wanted to do. I decided to stop putting off taking some with the camera.

I’d also been meaning to take some more photos of myself whilst playing around with a speed light as a friend of mine let me borrow theirs. It was for the photography job I couldn’t work due to food poisoning and I figured that I might as well do some stuff with it rather than return it without having used it for something.

Anyway, I took new reference photos as well as some where I was trying to show form using hands and fingers. I also took the one below, as well as a few that are similar.

This is very much a representation how the last few months have felt. Some stuff has been great, but most of what has happened has led to a rather unrelenting slog. I’ve tried to keep a sense of “normalcy” going on but it’s been difficult. Of course things could get better overall, but right now things are not good.

I feel if I planned this out a bit more I could get a photo that is technically better. However, I don’t think that wold lead to a more expressive result. This was very much of the moment and I think it works best that way.

This is my submission into Leanne Cole‘s “Monochrome Madness” for this week. Participating is pretty straightforward and something I recommend. If you do, then include the tag “monochrome-madness” in your post. If not participating, then at the least check out Leanne’s photography as well as what other people submit.

A lot of what people are submitting will likely end up here.

I hope you enjoy.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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4 Responses to Held in Hands

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  2. Leanne Cole says:

    Now don’t judge, when I first saw this I thought it was one of those pimple popping photos, lol. It is kind of disturbing, but also really interesting.

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    • Haha, that’s great! I don’t think I’ve seen one of those photos, and I don’t think I want to, to be honest, but I really like that that was your first impression.

      That said, I’m glad you also find it disturbing and interesting.


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