Young working hands 01

Young, working hands 01

Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link)

As I was walking around on the Vocational Training market in Leiden (*) this week, trying to make a photostory of the event,  I thought of the idea of making a mini series, focussing on the hands of these young people, showing their skills. This morning, I picked out three of my best ‘working hands’ shots, converted them into black and white, and added a grain filter. I really love them and think I will further work them into a collage or triptych poster. Here’s the first one 🙂

(*)For more info and photo’s of the Vocational Training market, see my previous blog post

Young working hands 01

Hands of a boy demonstrating his skills as a precision instrument maker. He’s holding a thin glass pipe into the flame of a burner to melt , bend and shape it

Fun in this photo is to see how the little scater on the T-shirt of the boy seems to be scating along on the heath of the flame…