Here they are, the full series of six studies which have kept me company, occupied and challenged right through 2021. Having started this body of work last January, and completed it a few days before the end of December, it has been the biggest project of its kind that I have undertaken.
The idea to create this series was first sparked in a conversation about an exhibition submission (more on this later in the year). I typically create in a less cohesive way, moving from subject to subject according to commissions accepted and what catches my eye. Creating a specific body of work has been a wonderful experience, and is something that I plan to do again in time.
None of this would have been possible without the generosity of the fabulous photographer Réhahn Photography who so kindly gave permission for me to reference his work. And of course thanks must also be extended to the models themselves, all of whom are Vietnamese, apart from the Buddhist monk from Ladakh, who is seen in A Handful of Faith.
Now that the full series of hands studies has been completed, I will be taking them to my local fine art printer who will create the most beautiful limited edition giclée prints for me. I hope to be able to share with you all that these are available soon. Once they have been professionally scanned, I will then be adding these designs to my collection of greetings cards, though this will take a little longer.
Pre-orders are being taken now for prints of A Handful of Chillies, A Handful of Salt, A Handful of Lotus Seeds, A Handful of Faith, A Handful of Love and A Handful of Coffee, each at £65. For more details including print sizes and delivery options, please get in touch.
Clockwise from top left: A Handful of Chillies, A Handful of Faith, A Handful of Salt, A Handful of Love, A Handful of Lotus Seeds and A Handful of Coffee.