Hands of Hope
by Gabriel Gomez
Eventually, I looked at his face and I did some headshots. His face was quite sad, I wanted to know his story but I remember he didn’t want to talk much so I kept forward with photos. Suddenly I saw his hands posed over his knees and I stopped him before he walked away, I framed a couple of times before I decided which one convinced me the most, I stepped back a bit and I took the photo.
I’ve been taking photos since I was 18 years old and I’ve been loving portraits since then. At the beginning I thought por- traits requires a face, and expression that can actually tell you something, feel something, but know that I’m 22 years old, I learned that you that you can tell the story of anybody with fragments of their body or his/her surroundings. So, even though he didn’t tell me much I can have an idea of how hard his life has been or the situation he has been through, makes me understand that sometimes you don’t need words to communicate just look.
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