“How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
When Jennifer and I set out six months ago to create this blog, we did so for the purpose of introducing SDDP, the design and photography partnership we set up several years ago, and sharing our ideas, our work, our passions and those things that inspire us.
And to that extent I believe we have succeeded however the blog has, for me at least, given birth to a whole new artistic endeavour. The hand selfie.
It was unexpected, delightful, exciting, and it has opened up the scope of my photography.
My studio was exclusively for my commercial projects. For shooting watches, packaging, jewellery and anything else I was paid to capture. Don’t get me wrong, my work is my passion and every job was a pleasure, but the hand selfie feels like art.
I am able to push the scope of my imagination, whilst still tied to the restrictions I require in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed with the options.
I have at least 10 more hand selfies lined up and some amazing props purchased from antique shops, junk stores and on Ebay.
I am loving this new adventure and suddenly I don’t just feel like a commercial photographer, I feel like an artist. (This last statement will have Jennifer cringing but what are you gonna do.)
Thanks for everyone’s kind comments, shares and encouragement.
As an added bonus, I have included a hand selfie redux below, featuring my favourite selfies so far and a brand new client mashup image at the top of this post featuring the wonderful Aquaspeed watch by Rotary Watches.