Body Language accounts for 65% of our communication.
Hands help people connect with an audience.
Hands signify 'begging', regarding homelessness, as well as 'giving a hand'
Hands reflect survival on the streets.
The condition of hands communicate human emotion. eg, bitten nails can signify worry and anxiety. Scars / tatoos / dirty / clean / gloves / gestures / props / touching the face / relationship with objects.
gestures: defensive / aggressive / open / gentle / closed
Time limit - photographing hands is less invasive and people are more willing to participate in the project. Having a deadline means there is a limit on the relationships I can build.
Hands reflect mood / tell a story / leave the rest to the imagination / a snippet of individual identity.
Trying to capture the natural hand position when people are talking helps communicate how they are feeling about what they are saying.
It's all about hands...