Thursday, April 18, 2013

The story behind these hands.

For Singaporeans, I believe all of you should recognise the machine pictured below.
For the rest, this photo you see here is of an ATM of a pretty popular bank here. And they have machines EVERYWHERE island-wide.

AND in that upper right hand corner, is a photo demonstrating how to use the machine..

And those are my hands. Yes, mine. 

Now let me backtrack a bit and explain how this all happened.

Earlier in the year, I received an email asking me if I would like to be a hand model in a project. Apparently someone at the company follow AiClay and noticed my hands as I was always using them as reference pictures in the photos of my works. I was so surprised and tickled that I actually got a hand model job due to my photos, and I agreed to the project because.. why not! 

Side-note: I always have to photoshop my hands on AiClay photos by the way, because I have moles on them. I clarified this with the company, that urmm my hands aren't really flawless. But they were okay with this, and still took me on for the project, go figure!

This is a photo I managed to snap during the few hours of travelling around Singapore shooting at various machines. There was a whole team of 5 people just shooting my hands, pretty amazing since I only expected ONE photographer maybe. It wasn't super easy to pose for these photos, since there were quite a few requirements that you wouldn't even think of! Like how my fingers should rest naturally, and how I can't block the numbers on the keypad, etc.

I didn't manage to take any more photos because well, my hands were busy! Ha..ha. ;)

So it took a few months for the photos to appear on the machines, and now you really can see my hands everywhere now! Though nobody really notices these little demonstration photos on the machines, but it's still quite cool. :)

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