Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Hands of the Artist - Lonnie Holley

Recently I was fortunate to meet Birmingham artist Lonnie Holley. I was thrilled that he allowed me to capture his interesting hands while he was doing a demonstration at Lite Box Gallery at the Pepper Place.

NOTE: Our friend Amir at Tehran Daily Photo is posting photos again!

12 comments:

Julie said...

His knuckles are just great, V.

Maya said...

Oh, that is a great shot! Does he work mostly with one hand? He has no rings on one and so many on the other!

Rambling Round said...

Interesting rings!

Thérèse said...

Interesting how one hand is as interesting as the other one.

TheChieftess said...

Fabulous photo!!!

Babooshka said...

I remembered him before I clicked the backlink. It was the paint splashed hands I recalled. He's got to be right handed.

Laurie said...

This is so beautiful. I love your shots of hands.

Virginia said...

B
Actually the paint splashed hands were Java Lewis' way back in October I think. Lonnie carves sandstone, paints and does some very interesting scupture with found objects. I have another post that will go up soon.

Ming the Merciless said...

Love this photo! It has so much details and character.

Jacob said...

Hands are very interesting...I don't know if different types of hands have different meaning...but I know strong hands...and these are strong!

Beautiful pic, V!

JM said...

Great hand shot, V.!

Nikki Beaumont said...

What a neat idea for a photo series...artist's hands. This is a good hand portrait! Yeah, I saw Lonnie's work at the Folk Art Gallery. I especially liked his sandstone sculptures.