Artisanal Hands VI - Closing the circle [Artisanal Hands Project]

Over the weekend, I had the chance to shoot more for my Artisanal Hands project...


The model here is my friend Tammie, who makes and sells historical costumes at The Renaissance Tailor.


This is a little bit different than most of the shots in the project so far, because it's not a close up of the hands. This caught my eye because it places the hands more in context with the work they're doing, something I'll have to keep in mind for the future.


This was not the most 'fun' time I ever had while shooting. There were plenty of interesting subjects, but the light was evil incarnate - being a mix of sunlight and several different types of fluorescents. And *then* I put my own head in a noose by shooting in manual (which I'm not that experienced with) because I was unhappy with the camera's choices in Av mode.


- Part of the: Artisanal Hands Project.

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  • i_see_everyday 3y

    so well shot - like the view from above - the completed piece contrasted with the making of the piece and of course, the hands that create it all
  • Evergreengirl 3y

    I think this turned out great. In spite of the difficult lighting circumstances you did a terrific job of handling the situation. I like the composition of this and the story it tells. What a talented - and patient - person your friend is.

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  • Derek Lyons 3y

    I'm mixed on the composition... These are shot candid, so I get what I get, but I do wish I'd moved that plastic wrap that peeks into the lower right hand corner and framed just a bit to the right.
  • Victor W. 3y

    Fascinating series of shots Derek and good to read your views on them also.
    I like the insights you came up with, going to manual as Av wasn't cutting it, being distracted by the plastic on the corner of the frame none of them negativities either all just added to the wealth of knowledge you gain. The hardest barrier I ever faced was learning to 'intervene' before a taking shot, my hand poking forward of that camera moving something slightly out of frame. All a little hard to do when you're after a 'candid' shot! It takes a while to realise that the shot doesn't become contrived due to your intervention but much improved whilst still conveying the photographers vision.

    Nice set of images, immensely enjoyable :-)
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Taken on March 31, 2012
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