UGLY HANDS IN PHOTOGRAPHS

January 31, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

SORRY I DELETED THESE IMAGES BY MISTAKE

 

I came across the photograph of Anne Hathaway and the Covers of the February Issues of various Magazines   

They reminded me of one of my pet peeves ....Ugly hands in photographs. 

Way back in the late sixties my portraiture lecturer, W. Marynowicz, at Ealing School of Photography was very definite about the role hands in portraiture.

 

                                     "If the hands don't look good the picture doesn't work". 

     

When possible 'lose them'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   When 'square on' to the camera the hand is about the same size as a  face.

                                                   It competes with the face in for the viewers attention.

 

Fingers if not posed they look like a half a pound of sausages.  

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                  When hands are used they should serve some purpose and should be posed to look good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  However there is always the risk that the hands look more like a claw.

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                                                                              or just a total mess.

 

 

                   The other images are from Brian Smith photography, Morgan The Agency and Assets Model Agency.

 


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