An image of bruises on my hands following a hospitalization in 2017. I was and still am very interested in images of hands as a method of portraiture; in hands being a strangely revealing of the state of one’s life.
An urge to explore this imagery came up again in 2019, so I continued the series:
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a couple of years ago i took a photo similar to this one and captioned it “aestheticizing my pain as per usual. does a picture of my hands count as a self portrait?” i’ve been thinking a lot about non-facial portraiture lately (especially of hands, i think they’re so revealing) and i wanted to revisit the theme. although now i think i’m aestheticizing my healing, so that’s an improvement. 🤟🏻💊