Hands Up!

I get a lot of comments about portraits I take showing hands. The top photograph shows the hands of a classical pianist I had photographed . Hands can be expressive, sculpted, definitely a part of the personality of the sitter and in many cases directly, overtly and consciously affecting the overall look and feel of the portrait. The bottom photograph was done many years ago, of a musician and professor from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Many people have commented on this portrait for its "Karsh-like" quality... probably because of its timelessness and very still, studied composition.