Friday, September 25, 2009

photographing music: hands

another way to think about music...

from gigs in Cambridge, Austin, Cape Breton, Glasgow, Newburyport

care to try putting names to any of the hands here?

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Anonymous MarthaAndMe said...

No idea who, but these are great photos.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Glennia/The Silent I said...

Great series of photos! No idea who they are, but I love to see musicians' hands at work. Nicely done.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous maria said...

Great shots and a very good idea for a theme of photos. It's impossible to guess whose hands they are although I'll try and guess the third set of hands on the guitar belong to Johnny Cash. Am I completely off the mark?

3:46 PM  
Blogger kerry dexter said...

not Johnny Cash, though this guitarist does live in Nashville.

I thought regular readers at Music Road especially might care to have a go at figuring out who these artists are, as I've written about each of them more than once, here and elsewhere.

4:15 PM  
Blogger kerry dexter said...

Brette and Glennia,
thanks for the kind words. glad you enjoyed the photos.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Dominique said...

You can almost hear the music with the sense of movement conveyed here.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Wanderluster said...

I love your intimate look at hands. Very unique.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Caitlin said...

Great photos. Our wedding photographer took a close up of the organist's hands, which was lovely.

1:15 AM  
Anonymous stephanerd said...

I stink at these types of guessing games, but I'm loving the photos. There's just something about pics taken at live music events that seems so visceral, and full of movement.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Sheryl Kraft said...

No clue. But great photos - so expressive and wonderful idea.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous jennifer Margulis said...

Photographing hands is such a good idea, and not just for musicians. We took some pictures of my husband's hands on my preggo belly and they look really good! As a photographer, I want to experiment with this more.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Meredith Resnick - The Writer's [Inner] Journey said...

I love these photos...they offer a look at music from a totally different perspective. I'd love to read more about what was being played, the venue, mood etc. Very nice.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Vera Marie Badertscher said...

Your beautiful photos have inspired me to get closer when I'm doing travel photos. Thanks.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Alisabow said...

Your photos are beautiful.

9:49 AM  

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