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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Strong Hands


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.