Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ken's Hands


Ken is the island handyman. Well, maybe not THE island handyman but let's just say everyone knows Big Red, his GMC work truck. I wanted to photograph him tuning his homemade two-string garbage can bass which he does with a wrench but he insisted I shoot his real wooden instrument. I shot both and he was right, this one was best. We used the skylight in his wife's studio and it was perfect. I particularly like the shadow his left pinky casts on the face of the bass.

Number 20 in the Musician's Hands series

Leica M3, 50mm Summicron, 1/15s @ f2 with beanbag for camera support

5 comments:

Julie said...

The pinky-shadow is all well and good, but I particularly like the fact that he wore his bestest handyman sweater and the scratch on his left hand.

Wonderful addition to the series, Snapper.

Per Stromsjo said...

The tin bass isn't half bad either. Do check that out, those who haven't already done so!

Babooshka said...

Well this blows my theory about those elongated fingers of musicians. Handyman and musician-talented man. Love the shadow and the tensed bow hand. Wonderful series.

Virginia said...

I enlarged it so I could get a good look. He does have a handman's hands but I can almost here the music. Lovely light here and you're right about that pinky. Perfect.
V

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wonderful shot. I like the shadow of the pinkie too. :-)