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almond_cakes @ : Hands: "Jack Holding Maneesha", 1993
Here's a very interesting photo titled "Jack Holding Maneesha", which was photographed in the neo-natal ward of the hospital in 1993 by famous baby photographer Anne Geddes.
Maneesha weighed less than 2 pounds (900 g) in this photo and was the smallest baby Anne had ever photographed. She was born prematurely at 28 weeks’ gestation, and was just about to leave the hospital after a long stay. The day this photo was taken was the first time Maneesha had been completely disconnected from all of her machinery.
About Jack who is holding her, Anne wrote: Jack, who is holding her, has huge hands. At the time, he was working as a groundsman at a local school, so his hands were also very weathered. I had placed an advertisement in the local paper for a man with "very large hands, for a photo shoot." As you can imagine, we had some very interesting replies. People even sent outlines of their hands by fax! I auditioned about 10 men, and Jack's hands were the second largest, but he had a warm, gentle personality, which was essential for the shoot.”
Anne Geddes the the famous Australian photographer of babies in pumpkins and with flower hats and such like that. Look below the cut to see Anne with Maneesha on her 21st birthday in 2014.
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almond_cakes @ : Hands: "Hands of the Puppeteer", Tina Modotti, 1929
Here is a photo by Tina Modotti, called "Hands of the Puppeteer", taken in Mexico City, 1929.
Tina Modotti was an Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist. She was born in 1896 in Italy, and 1913, at the age of 16, she immigrated to the United States to join her father in San Francisco, California. She then spent a lot of her life in Mexico, where she died in 1942 at the age of 45. Here is a photo of her in 1920:
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almond_cakes @ : Hands: Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld for Vogue Magazine, 1950
Continuing with the hands theme, here we see model Pat Blake in a clever picture for Vogue Magazine, 1950, taken by Erwin Blumenfeld.