Strong Hands

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On my daily walk yesterday I’ve noticed this man sitting on the stairs behind a crowd of people awaiting for their bus. There was no real way of photographing him due to the crowd until I saw him from the side. I almost gave it a miss as usually it is the face and eyes that make the portraits interesting.

Suddenly, I have noticed his hands and a quote from an old children movie “Neverending Story” came instantly to my mind:”They look like big, strong, good hands don’t they.” Once strong, now powerless. Once healthy, now unfit. The nothing had taken hold.”

This triptych of digital photographs is dedicated to these once strong hands.



  • Dave Hampton

    I have worked with my hands all my life, so I know the importance of strong hands – and I recognize them when I see them! This man had strong hands, and still might. It’s common for the hands to remain strong long after the rest of the body has faded. I think I would have had to buy this guy a cup of coffee. Nice shot!

  • nice angle and shot!

  • Dave Hampton

    I have worked with my hands all my life, so I know the importance of strong hands – and I recognize them when I see them! This man had strong hands, and still might. It’s common for the hands to remain strong long after the rest of the body has faded. I think I would have had to buy this guy a cup of coffee. Nice shot!

  • nice angle and shot!