Monday, May 11, 2009

Oddshots Monday > John's Hands


An odd Hands picture but one of my favourites.

John played his first professional gig as a trombonist in 1953 and received a whopping $2 which was pretty good money back then. A cashier in a grocery store was getting fifty cents an hour at the time. So the light went on in his head that maybe there was something to this musician thing. He's just released a new CD engineered by his very musical son, Jesse.

Number 19 in the Musician's Hands series

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15 comments:

Martha said...

Great shot for both! :-)

Aileni said...

I do hope the horn isn't leaving - more like descending from a magic place.

RuneE said...

The tune must have been "Blowin' in the wind" :-)

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

Love the composition of this image. Great stuff.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

76 trombones in the big parade!!!! One is in flight!

Bob Crowe said...

This is one heck of a good photograph, inventive and carrying impact. I wonder if it represents the Joy of Trombones or a higher power that doesn't want to listen to that honking any more.

CJ said...

Great photo. Is this perhaps an air horn?

Babooshka said...

Not one of my favourites, but my absolute favourite. When we are having "best photo of the year" theme this for me will be a contender if not the one from you. A whole new spin on the idea of musicians hands. Faultless.

Hilda said...

Reminds me of college graduated flinging their hats into the air. And a new CD is definitely a cause for celebration, Congratulations to John! And Jesse!

R and J said...

Yes, that's one of the best, the historical shot!

valeria said...

Wow, great capture! I try to guess: it was either a moment of applauses during the show or the end of it...

Snapper said...

Thanks everyone. Your comments are very much appreciated. Cheers!

Marie-Noyale said...

Usually musicians are very careful with their instruments was not he afraid of the outcome if it fell!!!
Anyway the shot is fantastic and full of energy!

Christy said...

what a wonderful shot!

Virginia said...

I could have sworn I commented but I'm old and forgetful. What can I add?? Maybe that this is one great shot and the spontaneity of it all makes my laugh!!
V