Every once in a while I get asked by a church-going friend if I am able to make some frames of an event for them, and having an interest in people and how they function in general, religions of all sorts seems interesting to me. These particular images were captured at an ordainment for a pentecostal christian minister back in 2012. One of the most emotive parts of someone in worship is their hands. Our personality is overtly tied in to what we do with our hands, it’s undeniable.
Whenever I think about this, I remember an old Seinfeld skit where he said that the only reason it’s uncomfortable being naked is we don’t know what to do with our hands. If we had a belt with a few pockets it wouldn’t be half bad.
Copyright 2013 Scott Alexander